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Frank talk with Terry Francona

Sox icon reflects on Boston past, Cleveland future, upcoming book & more

Updated: December 5, 2012, 9:22 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- After the Boston Red Sox's historic collapse in September 2011, manager Terry Francona was not retained, a casualty amid the club's demise.

Some negative stories surfaced in the aftermath portraying Francona in a bad light, which he did not appreciate, especially given everything he had accomplished in Boston. After all, he helped the Red Sox erase 86 years of misery by winning the World Series in 2004, and then followed up with another championship in 2007.

Since ...

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