Francona was indeed the wrong manager for this bunch, 3 of whom make as much as the entire Rays team that played as if they loved each other and cut these fat cats down to make the MLB playoffs.
Hats off to the Rays... and that other team a couple hundred miles down south of here for that matter. I am not watching any baseball, with football in full swing and hockey on tap. But I want to congratulate the organization with whom Francona ultimately lands. He's a class act. Meanwhile, here in Boston all is as it should be as the pre-2004 Red Sox are back. Time for the pink hats and young ones to learn what b ball used to be like round here.
"In a news conference Friday evening, Francona reiterated that it was his decision to leave, but added that ownership never told him they wanted him back. Instead they asked him for his thoughts, and his thought was to leave." --ESPN