Fans excited to read Terry Francona's memoir
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Terry Francona’s new memoir, "Francona: The Red Sox Years" hit store shelves Tuesday, and the former Red Sox manager is not holding back.
For many in Red Sox nation, Terry Francona is a tough act to follow and now that he's dishing details from his years as Red Sox manager, fans are interested.
“I'm a huge Francona fan, and I’m curious what he had to say in it,” said Tyler Vivian.
“He definitely lost control of the club house in the end. Kind of what happened at the end was disastrous, so curious to get his take on it,” said Chuck Byron.
Francona's book hit bookstore shelves Tuesday afternoon. It was co-written by Boston Globe sports writer Dan Shaughnessy. In the memoir, Francona lets loose on Red Sox top bosses, saying they were most concerned with TV ratings, and describes frustrations with “Manny being Manny.”
Fans are dying to dig into it.
“I gotta find out about all the inside stories, all the controversies he had to live through,” said Ron Doyle.
One store couldn't keep them in stock; they had only one left by 4 p.m.
“I think it's going to be a big seller just because Terry Francona did real good with the Sox organization,” said Eric Replogle.
A fan bought one of the last copies for his long train ride to New York.
“I’m hoping he acts in the book the same way he did during his tenure here, first class all the way. I think it will be a great read,” said Tyler Vivian.