Terry Francona will be a hero in Boston no matter what he does. He can pop Vicodin and throw fried chicken on the field while Jon Lester and Josh Beckett flip cups and it wouldn’t change how I and every other Boston fan feels. Sure, when he was coming to the end of his run as manager last year it got fans upset with the Sox and Francona, but now that it’s a new season he’s back on his golden platform. He brought two World Series to Boston, and if you can do that, you’re a demigod for life.
Now, Francona is trying his best to piss every fan off. He announced that he wouldn’t be attending the Fenway Park centennial that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the landmark. All former players and coaches were invited, including Francona. For some odd reason, he’s felt the need to continually complain about the way his firing was handled. I’m sure whatever upper management did was undeserved and crass, as are nearly all parting of ways in sports. However, Francona needs to take a lesson from the million other athletes and managers that have had their job taken away in a sudden and insulting manner, he needs to be quiet. The city made him a hero for life and there’s no reason to take jabs at that legacy with quotes to the network he works at. If he doesn’t want to go, don’t, but he shouldn’t continue to voice his displeasure. He needed to go after he lost control of his clubhouse, that’s just the way things go Terry. Hopefully, for all Red Sox fans, Terry will ease into his announcing job at ESPN and stop making their headlines with his unnecessary comments. There really is nothing Terry Francona could do to make me and every other Bostonian hate him, but he’s certainly trying.