Friday, January 18, 2013
Posted by el duque at 11:26 AM
From Francona's book, excerpted in this week's Sports Illustrated:
"Our owners in Boston, they've been owners for 10 years. They come in with all these ideas about baseball, but I don't think they love baseball. I think they like baseball. It's revenue, and I know that's their right and their interest because they're owners - and they're good owners. But they don't love the game. It's still more of a toy or a hobby for them. It's not their blood. They're going to come in and out of baseball."
Take this quote, eliminate the reference to Boston, and put it in Joe Girardi's memoir, which will come out in 2014.