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Terry Francona where he belongs

Fenway dugout is nice, but as long as he's in baseball, it's a perfect fit

Updated: May 24, 2013, 2:27 PM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The old manager with the new navy cap mistakenly smacked his head on the visitor's dugout as he settled in.

Forgive Terry Francona if he was still feeling his way around. For eight seasons, the dugout across the Fenway diamond was his haven, his baseball refuge, his life.

It didn't end the way he wanted -- does it ever? -- but a full year away from baseball diluted the anger and the disappointment and afforded him the opportunity to reflect, reevaluate ...

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