Originally posted by no1marauder
Are you joking? "Revered"? You obviously weren't listening to Boston talk radio on Thursday.
Numerous sports writers filed pieces following the joint Epstein-Francona press conference on Thursday that it was obvious he was being forced out. The Sox could have announced then they were picking up his 2012 option, but they passed. Friday w ...[text shortened]... s being a good soldier, but it strains credulity to believe that management still wanted him.
You, of all people, should know that fans are fickle as hell.
Talk show callers are generally idiots caught up in the moment.
Certainly the fall from the playoffs after a large lead early in September caused the
suicide rate in Boston and surrounding areas to jump off the map.
I saw a similar collapse in Atlanta and heard no noise on Fredi Gonzalez.
He is in his first year and has won a thing for Atlanta.
Atlanta has a fairly large payroll and a winning tradition, just like Boston.
Francona won TWO world series championships for the beaners.
Francona didn't go out and stop hitting. He didn't go out and stop pitching.
He didn't cough up the lead in the last game....that was Papelbon.
Should he have pulled Papelbon from that game???
For crying out loud. If they blame Francona for this demise, Boston deserves another curse.
Theo Epstein and John Henry surely are not that stupid to believe that crap.
Maybe they were tossing a sacrificial lamb for the rabid jackals to feast on.
Francona will be managing again very soon.
The only people happy about Francona leaving are the dummies who don't know baseball
in the Boston area, and the NY Yankee fans who don't have to face him anymore.