Terry Francona has had enough time off from the game. After being fired from the 2011 September collapse of the Red Sox, Francona worked for ESPN as an in studio anaylst and was in the three-man booth for Sunday Night Baseball.
He was named the new Manager of the Cleveland Indians in a press conference Monday morning. Francona worked for the Indians in 2001 as a front office advisor to General Manager Mark Shapiro. His father, Tito, played for the Indians from 1959-64. He is excited about the challenge saying “I am excited to try to tackle, or attempt to tackle, every challenge that comes our way and do it together.” Francona is 1,029-915 in 12 seasons with the Phillies and the Red Sox, winning two World Series in 2004 and 2007.