Terry Francona’s always been known for having an up-to-date managerial style inside the clubhouse. Some Red Sox fans might find it a little lax but in the end Francona knows how to deal with today’s superstars and their egos. The same can’t be said for his use of technology.
If Francona put the same amount of effort into utilizing Google maps, GPS or an iPhone he could have avoided an embarrassing situation that happened yesterday right before the Cleveland Indians home opener. What situation you might ask? How about getting lost on your way to your team's ballpark.
“I got lost three times,” he said. “Even when I got to the garage two people who work here said, ‘Hey, do you know where you’re going?’ I was like, ‘Nope.’”
Clearly this looks bad on the former Red Sox manager but let's just chalk this up to Tito being Tito, right? Not so fast. What makes this little debacle even worse is that Francona lives - literally - two blocks away from the stadium. The only question I have is why didn't Terry just look up? Living only two blocks away I'm pretty sure you'd see some reminiscent of the stadium or at least luck your way to it. For crying out loud I was hammered in downtown San Antonio and still walked all the way back to my hotel - two miles away.
Poor Tito, they say the first thing to go is your mind followed closely by your sense of direction.
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