How will Terry Francona react to his return to Fenway Park as manager of an opposing team?
Frandcona was forced out of his managerial job with the Red Sox after the club's September collapse that cost it a spot in the playoffs.
“”I don’t know. I really don’t know,’’ he said today. “”I’m sure I’ll have a lot of emotions. The one thing I want to remind myself is that this game is tough enough to play, and I don’t want our guys having extra baggage during that series. Whatever feelings I’m having, I’ll deal with them.’’
“”I’m proud to go back there as an Indian. I don’t want that to ever get lost in the shuffle.’’
Francona isn’t concerned about the fan reaction one way or the other.
“”I don’t really think about stuff like that,’’ he said. “”I never really spent much time. It’s just not part of what I’m hopefully about.’’