If you were in Tito's shoes ...

April, 11, 2012
Still chafed by the way his tenure in Boston ended, former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona said Tuesday he would not be a part of any team festivities next week celebrating the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park.

Francona, now a baseball analyst for ESPN, told The Boston Globe for Wednesday's editions that "somebody went out of their way to make me look pretty bad."

He was referring to a Globe report which cited unnamed team sources as saying Francona's performance as skipper in 2011 might have been affected by his troubled marriage and use of pain medication.

"It's a shame," Francona told the Globe's Dan Shaughnessy, with whom he is writing a book. "I'm sure they'll have a great event and I was part of a lot of that stuff there, but I just can't go back there and start hugging people and stuff without feeling a little bit hypocritical."

Your turn: If you were Francona, would you feel the same way? Vote in the accompanying poll and share your thoughts in the comments section.



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