Wednesday, August 23, 2006
"Francona tap-danced around the question of whether it was true or not that Ramirez had to be convinced to play Saturday, taking off on scorer Joe Giuliotti's decision, going so far as to say he told Ramirez in the dugout after the play that he thought the call should be changed and would see what he could do about getting it changed."
"If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5000 times, but more like 4950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom."
-Tito Francona, answering the media's question as to whether Manny really had a bad hamstring, or another temper tantrum.
RED SOX NATION SPEAKS:
Javier Lopez over Papelbon decision Monday asise, we actually feel sorry for Francona. Someday, he will write the Red Sox book of all books. For now, he his the Red Sox version of Cliff Claven, taking abuse from every angle and having to absorb it.