36 Total Quotes

Terry Francona Quotes

Terry Francona
When your starter gives you seven, it certainly makes your options a lot better. You don't have to ask guys to do more than they're supposed to. Your chances to win are certainly a lot better.
Terry Francona
#Ask

Terry Francona
I don't doubt he'll miss a few games, ... but that's a heck of a lot better than the rest of the year.
Terry Francona
#Doubt

Terry Francona
I know he's made some errors, but I still consider him reliable. You watch him on defense and you wonder if his legs are sore or if his back is sore. At the same time, his bat is so active. When a guy is dragging a little, that's not usually when you see his bat get aggressive.
Terry Francona
#Defense

Terry Francona
I think he misses enough bats. I don't think that this is going to be an issue. Is his ERA going to be higher? Well, I'll bet you just about everybody's probably is. There's a reason we gave up what we did to get him.
Terry Francona
#Bats

Terry Francona
He's that good. I think with confidence and a lot of hard work and preparation, the guy has just become better and better. There are times when we've needed him to be that good, and he's delivered.
Terry Francona
#Confidence

Terry Francona
He has been the ultimate utility player. He was in a situation where he got [limited] at-bats, and he struggled.
Terry Francona
#Bats

Terry Francona
They'll go home feeling better than us. The good news is, we've got another one in 12 hours.
Terry Francona
#Home

Terry Francona
I believe in these guys, and I believe if you stay the course you get paid dividends. I believe it's better.
Terry Francona
#Believe

Terry Francona
I've talked to him two or three times. I know he's really enjoying himself, [so] whatever those guys need. If they feel the need to get right back in there, we'll do it. If they feel like maybe they need a day or two to separate themselves and take a little blow with all the travel and excitement ... whatever they need.
Terry Francona
#Enjoying

Terry Francona
I thought it was another step in the right direction. He came in and got outs and gave us the chance to win.
Terry Francona
#Direction

Terry Francona
Anytime we get two-out hits and they don't, a lot of times that's the difference in the ballgame. Boomer stranded some guys. That's winning baseball.
Terry Francona
#Ball Game

Terry Francona
It swelled up so quickly that it makes you uneasy. I don't doubt it (a Damon absence) will be for a few days, but that's better than the rest of the year. If anybody can play with pain, it's Johnny.
Terry Francona
#Absence

Terry Francona
Sunday might be the most important game of the year. It doesn't matter. It really doesn't matter. I have tried like hell to figure out how to stop this rain. I just can't do it. I got here at 10:30 this morning and I prepared ... couldn't stop it. I have no frustration over that. What you do is handle things the best way you know how. That's what we'll do.
Terry Francona
#Game

Terry Francona
Even if he can't [play] the news is good. He's going to be OK, ... We just have to let it settle down.
Terry Francona
#News

Terry Francona
That?s real good news. If anybody can play with pain, it?s Johnny Damon. I don?t doubt it?ll be a few games, but that?s a heck of a lot better than the rest of the year.
Terry Francona
#Doubt

Terry Francona
Even if he can't [play] the news is good. He's going to be OK. We just have to let it settle down.
Terry Francona
#News

Terry Francona
We all love Johnny. We don't want him to get hits against us. The fans were just showing their emotions. I think every player out there would rather be in that situation than having fans that don't care. I've been on both sides. That's not good. It's not the end of the world. It's just some very passionate fans having some fun at somebody else's expense.
Terry Francona
#Emotions

Terry Francona
I wouldn't trade it for the world. Trying to be a little bit better than somebody else at what you love is a great feeling.
Terry Francona
#Trade

Terry Francona
Me sitting here and naming a Game 5 starter would be a little presumptuous.
Terry Francona
#Game

Terry Francona
He wanted to go and have a little catch and get the blood flowing.
Terry Francona
#Blood

Terry Francona
Yeah, maybe that's part of the reason I have some feelings or sympathy for people because of what they go through. At the same time, we're still playing them and trying to do right by everybody. We'll continue to do that as well as we can. We ask guys to show up and be professional and try to do that back to them, regardless of the situation.
Terry Francona
#Feelings

Terry Francona
The same thing we talked about with Dale, I don't think Boston will intimidate him, because he's going to get somebody thrown out at some point, and I think he's able to handle that.
Terry Francona
#Boston

Terry Francona
I don?t think Boston will intimidate him. He?s going to get someone thrown out at some point, and I think he?s able to handle that.
Terry Francona
#Boston

Terry Francona
With him in the bullpen, the stability was really, really good. Even the games Schill had a tough time, we didn't have to use [Mike] Timlin so often at a time when Foulke went down. We might have run into some problems, but we didn't. It was really good for us. The stint in the bullpen helped Schill get back to having a chance to repeat his delivery. It worked out well for everybody. At the time, he just wasn't ready to be a starter. We tried to time it to when Foulke came back. We had to get him seven starts. Just three wouldn't be fair. But we said all along we wanted to get him back in the rotation.
Terry Francona
#Games

Terry Francona
I sent a message to (general manager) Theo (Epstein) in about the sixth inning (Thursday) because my wheels were spinning. I said, 'Why don't you think about it, and I'll call you before I get on the plane,' but I think this is the best way to do this.
Terry Francona
#General

Terry Francona
It's hard to win doubleheaders. The idea is to make this into our advantage somehow. Because of the importance of these games, we're going to probably have a lot of guys play 18 innings. Maybe it'll be 20, maybe 22. Who knows? Whatever we're asked to do, we'll try to make it to our advantage.
Terry Francona
#Advantage

Terry Francona
It's (only) been one week, but we're trying to play winning baseball.
Terry Francona
#Baseball

Terry Francona
When the season is over, we want to be on top regardless of how we get there. A tough game tonight. Our job now is to show up tomorrow and be one run better instead of one run worse.
Terry Francona
#Game

Terry Francona
They are considered part-time players. Longevity is important. He has put up tremendous numbers and his timing for some hits are sure to help. In the end, it is production over time. I don't know if anyone is better right now than he is at what he does.
Terry Francona
#Longevity

Terry Francona
We're doing it now for obvious reasons, rest. We're trying to take whatever happens and make it to our advantage.
Terry Francona
#Rest