Francona out as Red Sox manager
September 30th, 2011
06:21 PM ET

Francona out as Red Sox manager

Terry Francona will not return as manager of the Boston Red Sox following the team's end-of-season collapse that kept the storied franchise out of the playoffs.

The Red Sox will not exercise its option years on the contract of the manager, who led the team to two World Series championships during his eight seasons in Boston, according to a team statement.

Boston went 7-20 this September, allowing the Tampa Bay Rays to pass them for the American League wild card playoff spot on the last day of the regular season.

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  1. banasy©



    October 1, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |

    IT REMINDS ME OF A NICE POEM i learned in school..
    in the days of old
    when knight where bold
    and rubbers wern't invented
    men wrapped there sox
    around their cox
    and babies were prevented...

    October 2, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. jr

    he was the best, chapeau man !!!

    October 3, 2011 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jack

    Red Sox should offer the Manager position to Joe Torre. That would be good baseball and make for quite the story!

    October 5, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
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