Terry Francona has no end in sight

Red Sox manager reflects on his career as good friend Joe Torre is set to step down

Updated: September 19, 2010, 7:22 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- There was a time when Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona thought he might have to settle for a future as a real estate agent after his playing days were over.

"I was stupid," he said with a smile Saturday afternoon before the Red Sox lost their second in a row to the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 at Fenway Park. "Would you buy a house from me? I knew it, too."

After Francona finally decided to hang up his spikes and glove during spring training in 1991, he was home in Arizona ...

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