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Francona : the Red Sox years

Author: Terry Francona; Dan Shaughnessy
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From 2004 to 2011, the author managed the Boston Red Sox, the most talked about, scrutinized team in all of sports. In this book, the legendary manager opens up for the first time about his eight years there, as they went from cursed franchise to one of the most successful and profitable in baseball history. He takes readers inside the rarefied world of a 21st-century clubhouse, from 2004 when they won their first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Terry Francona
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Francona; Dan Shaughnessy
ISBN: 9780547928173 0547928173
OCLC Number: 814271080
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Can't you guys do one thing right? --
I'm Mr. Francona's son and he wanted me to come over and say hello --
They're not going to fire a guy over one mistake --
He kind of blew us away, Is the guy too nice? --
We'd better win --
This is not acceptable --
Just crazy enought to think we can do this --
2005: Everywhere we went people were bowing and shit --
2006: We will take care of your son --
2007: They were all into getting the trophy and they didn't even know I was there --
2008: This will not help us win --
2009: This is like a reality TV show --
2010: We need to start winning in more exciting fashion --
2011: I feel like I let you down --
Somebody went out of their way to hurt me --
2012: I guess we should have won a third World Series.
Responsibility: Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy.

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From 2004 to 2011, the author managed the Boston Red Sox, the most talked about, scrutinized team in all of sports. In this book, the legendary manager opens up for the first time about his eight years there, as they went from cursed franchise to one of the most successful and profitable in baseball history. He takes readers inside the rarefied world of a 21st-century clubhouse, from 2004 when they won their first championship in 86 years, through another win in 2007, to the controversial September collapse just four years later. He recounts the tightrope walk of managing personalities like Pedro Martinez and Manny Ramirez, working with Theo Epstein and his statistics-driven executives, balancing their data with the emotions of a 25-man roster, and meeting the expectations of three owners with often wildly differing opinions. Along the way readers are treated with back-slapping, never-before-told stories about their favorite players, moments, losses, and wins.

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