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Red Sox Rule: Terry Francona and Boston's Rise to Dominance

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Red Sox Rule

The book Red Sox Rule by Michael Holley is about Terry Francona and what he went through to get his job as the Boston Red Sox manager. The book talks about when he was first the bench coach for the Oakland Athletics and what he went through when he was being scouted and...
The book Red Sox Rule by Michael Holley is about Terry Francona and what he went through to get his job as the Boston Red Sox manager. The book talks about when he was first the bench coach for the Oakland Athletics and what he went through when he was being scouted and interviewed for the job as manager. Then once he got the job the author describes in depth about what Francona did during the 2004 season and some of the decisions that he made and how the decisions led him and the Red Sox to winning the World Series.
The main character of the book is Terry Francona who becomes the Red Sox's manager. Francona is very laid back, but at the same time he is very good at his job. Another character is Theo Epstein who is the Red Sox general manager. Theo Epstein is a young man but at the same time is very smart. Another owner of the Red Sox is John Henry. John Henry has been an owner of the team for a long time so he is very experienced in his job.
"On the October night when most of New England directed its rage at Grady Little, Terry Francona was in suburban Philadelphia, halfway paying attention. First he watched one of his three daughters play in a high school volleyball game. Then, grudgingly, he went home and tuned in to the final innings of the playoff series between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. He certainly wasn't excited about spending his time looking at the Red Sox, so he increased his volume on his TV. That way he could travel from room to room and listen to the game when it became to frustrating to watch. He was the bench coach for the Oakland A's, the team the Red Sox had eliminated from the postseason, so it was hard to see Boston where he thought Oakland should have been. I still think we're better than the Red Sox. Hell, we were up two games on them. If we had just run the bases a little better... Talk about impact TV; at no point did he imagine that the broadcast was about to show him something that would land him a job in Boston.
This was the most important passage from the book. It was said by the author in the beginning of the book when he was talking about Terry Francona when he wasn't the Red Sox manager and how much he didn't care for and hated the Red Sox. Then he explains how Francona had no clue that the game he was watching on TV was going to give him a job the next season for the Red Sox.
This book was very good and was very accurate in the information it gave you. It gave a lot of information and facts that I did not know about before such as Terry Francona's background information, previous jobs in baseball he had, and what he had to do to get the job as the Red Sox's manager and things he had to do once as manager.

posted by 5089 on September 13, 2009

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1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Redsox

Redsox rock. Hands down

posted by Anonymous on April 8, 2013

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  • Posted September 13, 2009

    Red Sox Rule

    The book Red Sox Rule by Michael Holley is about Terry Francona and what he went through to get his job as the Boston Red Sox manager. The book talks about when he was first the bench coach for the Oakland Athletics and what he went through when he was being scouted and interviewed for the job as manager. Then once he got the job the author describes in depth about what Francona did during the 2004 season and some of the decisions that he made and how the decisions led him and the Red Sox to winning the World Series.
    The main character of the book is Terry Francona who becomes the Red Sox's manager. Francona is very laid back, but at the same time he is very good at his job. Another character is Theo Epstein who is the Red Sox general manager. Theo Epstein is a young man but at the same time is very smart. Another owner of the Red Sox is John Henry. John Henry has been an owner of the team for a long time so he is very experienced in his job.
    "On the October night when most of New England directed its rage at Grady Little, Terry Francona was in suburban Philadelphia, halfway paying attention. First he watched one of his three daughters play in a high school volleyball game. Then, grudgingly, he went home and tuned in to the final innings of the playoff series between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. He certainly wasn't excited about spending his time looking at the Red Sox, so he increased his volume on his TV. That way he could travel from room to room and listen to the game when it became to frustrating to watch. He was the bench coach for the Oakland A's, the team the Red Sox had eliminated from the postseason, so it was hard to see Boston where he thought Oakland should have been. I still think we're better than the Red Sox. Hell, we were up two games on them. If we had just run the bases a little better... Talk about impact TV; at no point did he imagine that the broadcast was about to show him something that would land him a job in Boston.
    This was the most important passage from the book. It was said by the author in the beginning of the book when he was talking about Terry Francona when he wasn't the Red Sox manager and how much he didn't care for and hated the Red Sox. Then he explains how Francona had no clue that the game he was watching on TV was going to give him a job the next season for the Red Sox.
    This book was very good and was very accurate in the information it gave you. It gave a lot of information and facts that I did not know about before such as Terry Francona's background information, previous jobs in baseball he had, and what he had to do to get the job as the Red Sox's manager and things he had to do once as manager.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2013

    Redsox

    Redsox rock. Hands down


    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    this book is goooooooooooood

    H

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2015

    The sox are AWESOME

    Boo ya casha

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2015

    Dante

    Go Boston

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2015

    WADE MILEY!!!!!!!!:(:/

    WADE MILEY IS THE BIGGEST TRAITOR 2 THE DBAX!!!!!!!!:/:( I'LL STILL SUPPORT HIM T/O HIS JOURNEY!!!!!!!!:):0 IF HE GOES 2 THA tx rangerz chicago cubz pittsburgh pirates or whoever then he's ON HIS OWN 2 finish his journey!!!!!!!!:0:) MILEY IF YOU'RE READIN' THIS THANX 4 THA GOOD TIMEZ!!!!!!!!:):0 U WILL BE MISSED!!!!!!!!:(:/ TANNER TAN-MAN LESUEUR

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2015

    Christy

    She walks in, carrying a glass and strange bottle.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2015

    Rose

    Lays in bed,waiting

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2015

    Brad

    Waits

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2015

    Orioles

    Are better.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2014

    Red Sox rule

    Red sox are the best

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    Too the person who wrote boooooooooooooooo

    Well i tattaly agree nyy are better

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

    Baseball teams that are cool like the Red Sox

    My favorite baseball team is the patriots. But the Red Sox are my second favorite.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

    Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo red sox suck my balls

    NYY is alot better than red sox!!

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Well Written!

    I loved this book! I enjoy "insider" books about sports, especially baseball, and it's a treat to read one that features good writing as well as good stories.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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