Manager's Special With Red Sox Manager Terry Francona 4/13/10
Usually every Wednesday at 1pm I talk to Red Sox Manager Terry Francona. But this week they are in Minnesota and playing an early game, so we spoke to him a day early. Here, Terry talks about breaking in the new Target Field, more patience early in the season with David Ortiz and Jon Lester, Jacoby Ellsbury's recovery after bruising some ribs in a collision, and Umpire Joe West's comments about the Sox and Yankees being the slowest games. I was particularly interested in what Tito had to say about West's comments because I know he's a Baseball purist. It seems silly to me to try and alter the natural pace of a game to attract more viewers. Then again, I've never run Major League Baseball or tried to Ump a game. But if they give me a chance I'll try both.
Terry talks about how he liked the new Target Field:
About practicing patience with his players and decision making early in the season and Mike Lowell saying he'll retire:
How Jacoby Ellsbury is recovering from his collision with Adrian Beltre and when he can return:
Francona comments(the best he can) about Umpire Joe West calling the Sox and the Yankees "embarrassing" and "pathetic" on how slow the pace of their games are:
Don't forget we also give away Tito's Tickets to an upcoming Sox game after the interview every Wednesday.
Tags : Social : Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Bud Selig, David Ortiz, Fenway Park, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jason Veritek, Joe West, Jon Lester, Mike Lowell, Minnesota, Target Field, Terry Francona, Yankees