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Terry Francona: Not ready for hugs

Updated: March 23, 2012, 2:19 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Wearing an ESPN polo jersey instead of the Boston Red Sox warmup shirt that he had sported for the last eight springs, former manager Terry Francona paid his first visit to the Red Sox since parting ways under duress last October.

Francona left little doubt that the circumstances of his departure, especially the public humiliation he endured because of a front-page Boston Globe story that discussed his marital issues and raised questions about his use of pain medication, ...

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