OTL: In-depth on Francona's future
On Friday's Outside the Lines, ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes and ESPN The Magazine's Tim Kurkjian discussed what is expected to be the end of Terry Francona's tenure in Boston, how much of the blame he should shoulder for Boston's September slide and the lack of accountability that is becoming apparent with the 2011 Red Sox.
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