When the Cleveland Indians announced they had hired Terry Francona, a lot of people in Cleveland let out a cheer. You really can’t blame them. Francona’s track record speaks for itself. He was able to deliver not one, but two World Series Championships to the Boston Red Sox who previously went on an 86-year drought.
Think about that for a second. The team that was cursed by the Bambino and would not win another World Series suddenly became the best team in baseball and began bringing home the hardware.
Take a wild guess what other team has been starving for a chance to hoist the Commissioner’s Trophy above their heads.
No, not the Chicago Cubs. The other team.
Could Terry Francona be the answer to the collective prayers of the Tribe faithful? No one can answer that for sure. However, just a few weeks into the season, it appears pretty clear that Francona was the perfect choice to manage the Cleveland Indians.