If you were in Tito's shoes ...

April, 11, 2012
4/11/12
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Still chafed by the way his tenure in Boston ended, former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona said Tuesday he would not be a part of any team festivities next week celebrating the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park.

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Francona, now a baseball analyst for ESPN, told The Boston Globe for Wednesday's editions that "somebody went out of their way to make me look pretty bad."

He was referring to a Globe report which cited unnamed team sources as saying Francona's performance as skipper in 2011 might have been affected by his troubled marriage and use of pain medication.

"It's a shame," Francona told the Globe's Dan Shaughnessy, with whom he is writing a book. "I'm sure they'll have a great event and I was part of a lot of that stuff there, but I just can't go back there and start hugging people and stuff without feeling a little bit hypocritical."

Your turn: If you were Francona, would you feel the same way? Vote in the accompanying poll and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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