CHICAGO -- As the Chicago Cubs look for their new manager in a most public way, Terry Francona is lingering around the edges, a candidate without a photo op.
Francona, the deposed Red Sox manager, seems like a great fit to some (Two World Series!) and a terrible fit to others (Fried chicken! Beer! Chaos!). As the Cubs' new brain trust trots out candidates for public display, those intimately familiar with his work won't say Francona is a candidate at all. The mystery is appealing.