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Terry Francona was offered a job

Oct 5, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

Terry Francona AP

White Sox? No. Muskrats:

The Laconia Muskrats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League faxed a job offer to Francona’s agent immediately after he was released from his contract with the major league club last week, but haven’t heard back.

Horrible fit for Francona, really.  A collegiate league is going to have a number of players under the age of 21 and, if my reading of the Boston press for the past few days is any guide, the only thing Terry Francona contributed to the Red Sox for the past eight years was forcing pitchers to drink beer in the clubhouse during games.

That’s what I took away from it anyway.

  1. halladaysbiceps - Oct 5, 2011 at 10:39 AM

    Going from managing the Red Sox to a collegiate team? Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

    • frenchysplatediscipline - Oct 5, 2011 at 11:28 AM

      Agreed. 2 World Titles in the last 8 years and now offers from a college team? How do people thumbs down that comment?

      Hell, even Tom Coughlin gets to keep his job with the NFL Giants…

      • paperlions - Oct 5, 2011 at 12:08 PM

        Because it is fairly obvious that the job offer from the college was a publicity ploy and not an offer that they thought he would seriously consider. Sheesh.

      • frenchysplatediscipline - Oct 5, 2011 at 12:37 PM

        lions – I know that. But the whole point that he went from winning 2 titles (with the RedSox!!) to being unemployed and having a college team offer him a job (as ploy even), is still almost unfathomable.

        Just the fact that he broke the curse and followed it up with another a few seasons later should have at least guaranteed him 10 years in that town.

    • Louie Schuth - Oct 5, 2011 at 12:06 PM

      It would be a fall, if he ACCEPTED the offer. My city could offer him a little league job, but that would have no affect on his reputation.

  2. chrisnbeckett - Oct 5, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    You get paid to right about this shit???? What a shame!! Gotta any job openings?

    • phillyphreak - Oct 5, 2011 at 11:13 AM

      Don’t know if you’d qualify: write vs. right.

      • bigxrob - Oct 5, 2011 at 11:20 AM

        You could also go with “Gotta any job openings” to disqualify this genius

      • frenchysplatediscipline - Oct 5, 2011 at 11:26 AM

        holy shit phreak, that was funny!

      • Francisco (FC) - Oct 5, 2011 at 11:48 AM

        It’s a left brain thing, can’t tell right from write.

    • CJ - Oct 5, 2011 at 11:43 AM

      The “troll” position is full, but congratulations, you got the job anyway. Today’s your lucky day.

    • cur68 - Oct 5, 2011 at 1:11 PM


      • CJ - Oct 5, 2011 at 2:07 PM

        I hereby nominate this as comment of the day, just because I’d love to see how Craig could spin this into a full article, mostly for the heck of it.

  3. yankeesfanlen - Oct 5, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    Cushy job- all he has to do is BUY the beer. If Dartmouth is involved, a sure a good mark-up could be substantiated.

  4. - Oct 5, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Actually. It’s happened before.

    Mike Hargrove Manages the Liberal Bee-Jays

    • kopy - Oct 5, 2011 at 1:59 PM

      Wait, their team name is WHAT?

  5. natstowngreg - Oct 5, 2011 at 12:37 PM

    Go Muskrats!

  6. professor59 - Oct 5, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Maybe he can hang around and replace Charlie when he retires from the Phillies. You know, now that he’s got his “mulligan” out of the way.

    No, I won’t forgive or forget.

  7. psousa1 - Oct 5, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    will be announced as white sox mgr. when post season is over

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