Tim Kurkjian looks back at Terry Francona's time in Boston and says that the former Red Sox manager who helped end the curse in 2004 and led the team to another title in 2007 will always be loved and appreciated here.
Joe McDonald, a native Rhode Islander, joined ESPNBoston.com as a Bruins and Red Sox reporter in February 2010. He worked at the Providence Journal for 18 years and covered the Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots, PawSox and Providence Bruins. He's a three-time winner of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association's state Sportswriter of the Year for Rhode Island. Follow him on Twitter here.