When Terry Francona spent last season away from the dugout, as an analyst for ESPN, he expected to gain perspective on life. He needed the break after eight seasons of exhilaration and exhaustion as manager of the Boston Red Sox, but his mind rarely strayed from the only life he has known.
After his introductory news conference in Cleveland last fall, Francona flew to Arizona with Antonetti, who has a home in Goodyear, where the Indians train. Francona stayed over and fit right in.
Source: Tyler Kepner, New York Times