Originally posted on CBS Philly:
By Spike Eskin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Terry Francona’s experience as Red Sox manager was very different than his run as Phillies manager. It stands to reason his memories of Boston and Philadelphia would be just as different.
Boston and Philadelphia have passionate sports fans, both known to occasionally go over the line. Francona was on Bill Simmons’ podcast, the B.S. Report to talk about his new book Francona, and was asked to compare fans from both cities.
“Let’s say there’s an Olympics for bitter, angry, petulant sports fans, who fly off the handle when things aren’t going well, and the Finals are Philly and Boston?,” Simmons asked. “Oh, I would give it to Philly,” Francona said with a laugh. “I think they’re a little different. They’re both east coast, and they’re both obviously opinionated and really passionate. When I was in Philly, it was back in the late nineties…
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