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Francona

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Francona

The Red Sox Years
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From famed manager Terry Francona, a lively, unvarnished narrative of his tenure withthe storied Boston Red Sox From 2004 to 2011, Terry Francona managed the BostonRed Sox, the most talked about, scrutinized team in all of sports. In Francona thelegendary manager opens up for the first time about his eight years there, as they wentfrom 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 whenthey won their first championship in 86 years, through another win in 2007, to thecontroversial September collapse just four years later. He recounts the tightrope walk ofmanaging personalities like Pedro Martinez and Manny Ramirez, working with TheoEpstein and his statistics-driven executives, balancing their data with the emotions of a25-man roster, and meeting the expectations of three owners with often wildly differingopinions. Along the way readers are treated with back-slapping, never-before-toldstories about their favorite players, moments, losses, and wins.Those eight years were a wild, unforgettable ride, and now the fascinating full story canbe told in a book that examines like no other the art of managing in today's game.

From famed manager Terry Francona, a lively, unvarnished narrative of his tenure withthe storied Boston Red Sox From 2004 to 2011, Terry Francona managed the BostonRed Sox, the most talked about, scrutinized team in all of sports. In Francona thelegendary manager opens up for the first time about his eight years there, as they wentfrom 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 whenthey won their first championship in 86 years, through another win in 2007, to thecontroversial September collapse just four years later. He recounts the tightrope walk ofmanaging personalities like Pedro Martinez and Manny Ramirez, working with TheoEpstein and his statistics-driven executives, balancing their data with the emotions of a25-man roster, and meeting the expectations of three owners with often wildly differingopinions. Along the way readers are treated with back-slapping, never-before-toldstories about their favorite players, moments, losses, and wins.Those eight years were a wild, unforgettable ride, and now the fascinating full story canbe told in a book that examines like no other the art of managing in today's game.

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