A little over 6 months ago, many in this forum were calling for Francona to be fired. I said that would be a mistake. Francona was a great manager who did a great job at keeping stupid little things out of the media spotlight. Given what we've seen from this abysmal collection of professional athletes over the past 6 weeks, Francona is looking more and more like Casey Stengel each and every day. I sure hope you "fire Francona" people are happy with what we have here and now. Great improvement, fellas. Maybe you should call for Belichick to be fired next. After all, his championship drought is the longest in the city.