Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Terry Francona Lost

Terry Francona Lost - Manager Terry Francona gets lost on two-block walk to Cleveland Indians home ballpark for opening day, Terry Francona Lost, It's a story that could have been left on the cutting room floor of the classic baseball movie "Major League": Manager gets lost on way to his own ballpark.

Instead of celluloid, this really happened: New skipper Terry Francona had major trouble finding his way to Progressive Field for the Cleveland Indians' home opener Monday. Even though he lives two blocks away from the stadium in downtown Cleveland, Francona said he "got lost three times" on his walk trying to find it, the Associated Press reported.

You'd think Francona whip out a mobile device and use the GPS, or just look up for the giant toothbrushes in the sky — the Progressive Jake's signature light towers. Being a man, of course, he wasn't about to ask anyone where the stadium was — even though he didn't want to be late to team up with his dad, Tito Francona, for the ceremonial first pitch. Francona did find a lot of nice people on the street — "the nicest" he's ever met, he said — but kept making wrong turns to the ballpark

Fortunately for Francona, an Indians employee located him, picked him up in a golf cart and got him to the stadium. Or next to it.

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