Tito Francona Returns to Fenway and Crushes His Former Team

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Boston Red Sox

Terry Francona, the ex-manager of the Red Sox and current manager of the Cleveland Indians, returned to Fenway Park last night for the first time since his controversial dismissal - and the release of the equally controversial book he and Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy penned.

Beloved in Boston, Francona was treated to a standing ovation, along with a video montage of his outstanding accomplishments as the Red Sox skipper. Afterwards, Francona’s club got to work. They laid the wood to Boston’s local nine with 12 runs cruising to a 12 to 3 victory.

The Red Sox had surpassed most expectations this first half of the season with 28 wins - only a game behind the New York Yankees in the American League East. Equally surprising, though, is the Cleveland Indians’ first half. The Tribe has marched to a 27-win opening campaign, good for tops in the American League Central.

The irony was not missed by Shaughnessy who tweeted Tuesday:

Tito probably would have guessed it.


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