Francona a Good Fit for St. Louis

Terry Francona

Terry. For the love. They gave you a jersey for a reason.

I just read that Terry Francona interviewed for Tony La Russa’s old job.   As much as I think Ryne Sandberg deserves a shot at managing in the bigs, I sure would love it if he stayed with Phillies organization, preferably at the helm of our own IronPigs.

Francona is the smart bet here.  He’s a winner (this year’s dismal collapse notwithstanding), and he’s a recent multiple World Series winner.  His penchant for questionable on-field attire aside,  I think he’s the right fit for the Cardinals.  As a veteran manager and recent winner, he’ll bring the kind of stability and gravity the franchise needs after losing their winningest coach of all time.

Fun Fact: Did you know La Russa has a law degree and is a member of the Florida State Bar? True story.



  1. Jeremy Picker (@jeremypicker) · November 8, 2011

    I’d love to see Francona in a Cardinal jersey. He’s different than LaRussa, but he wins.


  2. Andy · November 9, 2011

    I don’t think you can pin Boston’s historic collapse on Francona. At least, not entirely. Tito wasn’t out there losing 3 out of 4 games in September.

    I hope he finds a good home. Even if a managerial gig doesn’t work out, he could be a commentator or something. After hearing him call the Rangers in the ALDS, I’d take him over Joe Buck and Tim McCarver any day. They were pretty bad and emotionless over a ton of exciting plays.


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