From famed baseball manager Terry Francona, a lively, unvarnished narrative of his tenure with the storied Boston Red Sox
From 2004 to 2011, Terry "Tito" Francona managed the Boston Red Sox, the most talked about, scrutinized team in all of sports. In Francona 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 listeners are treated with back-slapping, never-before-told stories about their favorite players, moments, losses, and wins.
Those eight years were a wild, unforgettable ride, and now the fascinating full story can be told in an audiobook that examines like no other the art of managing in today's game.
A great insight of what went on during their championship runs. I am not a red sox fan and I thought it was a great book. Terry Francona did a heck of a job managing those teams over his eight seasons!
Things you already know.
If you are a Red Sox fan and you read the Boston Globe, DON'T BOTHER !! This is everything you already know about the Sox.. Nothing new here people so don't waste your money.