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A reader, whom we’ll call Rob, emailed us Monday night with the photo you see above. The photo came with this message:
Looks like Terry Francona is not too smart. Sending this picture to my 27 year old girlfriend isn’t a smart move. Big job like his, he seems to trust a lot of people. Not sure how this picture would turn any girl on but good luck to him and his 53 year body.
Francona didn’t need the luck, as Rob would soon learn.
Rob said the photo had been emailed to his girlfriend Friday night, with no additional message. Rob sent us a screen grab.
The sender’s name was Terry Francona, and we confirmed through a baseball source that the sender’s address does, in fact, belong to Terry Francona, the former Red Sox manager. (It’s an AOL account, naturally.)
Francona is 53 years old, and he’s separated from his wife. He is certainly free to chase women (or share his vacation photos with them). Rob would just prefer that Francona chase (or share his vacation photos with) someone other than Rob’s girlfriend.
Rob knew that his girlfriend, who lives in Tuscon, Ariz., had recently met Francona, a former University of Arizona ballplayer. After he sent us the towel photo, Rob wrote back to say he discovered that she had also exchanged a number of text messages with Francona:
“I just saw phone records of them going back and forth. No content.”
He knew the number was Francona’s because he called it; he said the voice on the outgoing message was unmistakably Francona’s. We tried the number, and it certainly did sound like Francona.
Rob wrote that he had “no idea” what this was adding up to.
“Lots of texts and that pic. Can only mean he’s trying to get with her.”
I was wondering why you would be flirting with my girlfriend, who is over 20 years younger than you, by sending pictures of yourself half-naked in a towel? Isn’t one of your own children the same age as my girlfriend?
Next time you decide to do this, make sure the girl doesnt have a boyfriend. You would think that you would be more careful since you work for ESPN. I hope more girls come out saying you sent them the same stuff. You could be the next Tiger Woods. Scumbag.
As of Tuesday evening, we were all set to publish a post this morning about Francona emailing photos of himself half-naked in a towel to somebody’s girlfriend. But then Rob sent us another email, and our heart ached for him a little.
“So it looks like i found a picture she sent him first at 607pm on the 25th which is why he sent her a pic. I’m so pissed,” Rob said.
He has yet to confront his girlfriend about any of this.
Moral: Never underestimate the 53-year-old body, especially when it’s attached to a successful rich guy.
Terry Francona won’t attend 100th anniversary of Fenway Park, in part due to an argument with Larry Lucchino
by Aaron Gleeman @ Hardball Talk
Next week the Red Sox will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park and Terry Francona was invited, but the former manager won’t be in attendance because of how his tenure in Boston ended.
Here’s some of what Francona told Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe:
Somebody went out of their way to make me look pretty bad. It’s a shame. I’m sure they’ll have a great event and I was part of a lot of that stuff there, but I just can’t go back there and start hugging people and stuff without feeling a little bit hypocritical.
Until I’m more comfortable with some answers on what happened at the end of the year, I don’t want to have much to do with the organization and that’s a shame. With all the good things that were accomplished, I just feel pretty strongly about that. It was pretty raw at the end of the year. I think I’ve done a pretty good job of moving on from that. At the same time, I’m never going to forget that.
And there’s a lot more where that came from. When told of Francona’s explanation for declining the invite Red Sox chief executive officer Larry Lucchino said: “I understand how strongly he feels on this matter and I accept that.’’
However, according to Francona earlier this week Lucchino called him and “got a little perturbed at me, telling me I was being unfair to them” and “we ended up getting into an argument.”
There’s nothing wrong with the Red Sox extending the invitation, but it’s pretty easy to see why Francona would decline it and kind of sad that he’s still getting into arguments with the people who fired him and tore him apart in the local media while doing so. Who wants to have anything to do with the other person following an extremely nasty breakup?
by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff
The New York Times’s Tyler Kepner doesn’t hold back much in questioning Many Ramirez’s return to the majors, but it’s a quote from former Red Sox manager Terry Francona that is the most explosive portion of the piece.
Ramirez, who will be 40 by the time he can play again, is a ghostly reminder of a tainted era with a long history of roguish behavior. Terry Francona, his nice-guy manager in Boston, once said this to Peter Gammons, “Manny Ramirez is the worst human being I’ve ever met.” That might say it all.
It is indeed a loaded statement, one somewhat balanced by more genial comments made by Rays Joe Maddon and Evan Longoria, both of whom knew Ramirez for a whole two months. Francona, of course, toiled with the hopeful Oakland Athletic for four-plus years. According to Gammons’s MLB.com column from last November, Francona made the comment in 2008, not long before Ramirez was dealt to the Dodgers in a deadline deal.
Ramirez, of course, still needs to serve a reduced suspension of 50 games before he can play in the majors again, but he also has to make the club.