Broadside: Francona's book

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January 22, 2013, 9:23 pm
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(NECN) - Once upon a time, there was a Red Sox team that took the field after labor day with a 9-game lead in the wild card race and odds of 99-1 that they would reach the playoffs.

You of course know the rest of the story.

And if you don't, Terry Francona has written a book.

Francona bashes the Red Sox owners in some passages, CSNNEā€™s Chris Collins says Francona did that for good reason.

Collins said that after bringing the Red Sox two World Series championships, the owners treated him terribly.

"He [Francona] played the good soldier and then they completely threw him under the bus, like they typically do with anybody who leaves this area," Collins said.

Collins says while many tell-all books are written just to make money, this one isn't one of them.

"Francona doesn't need the money. Theo doesn't need the money. So that tells me that what they're saying really is truthful," he said. "It's genuine. The owners are the owners. They're in it not to win it, but to earn as much money as possible."

And on the topic of Tom Brady's reputation, Collins says he's still one of the best, but that his road to becoming the best isn't going well.

"Tom Brady is seven and seven his last 14 playoff games. That team scored 13 points, you're telling me that's not Tom Brady's issue?"

Tags: New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Tom Brady, Terry Francona, Jim Braude, Chris Collins
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