Terry Francona spoke with the media about returning to Fenway Park and seemed to have mixed feelings about his years with the Boston Red Sox.
“I think if there ever was any uneasiness, it’s long gone,” Francona told reporters before the Red Sox took on the Cleveland Indians. “And it also makes it a lot easier for me because of the uniform I’m in and the people I’m with, and the comfort level I have now. It makes it easier to remember the good I felt, more so than the not so good.”
Francona spent eight years with the Red Sox and had a 744-552 record (.574 winning percentage). He won World Series in 2004 and 2007, with a 28-17 playoff record.
Watch the video above to see Sean McAdam explain why Francona may have hard feelings, and why it may never go away.
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David Price's Grapefruit League debut was nearly perfect.
The Red Sox left-hander pitched four scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk and striking out five in a 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Fort Myers, Fla.
Price threw 55 pitches, 34 for strikes. He cruised through the first on nine pitches. He allowed the single and walk in the second.
"It feels good. This is March 15 and I've never been able to have a four-pitch mix on March 15," Price told reporters after his start. "I've never been this far along in spring training even though I've only thrown in one game. I'm excited about that."
The Red Sox open March 29 at Tampa Bay, with Chris Sale likely to start. Price will likely pitch the second game of the season, March 30 at Tropicana Field.