“We kept saying, ‘Are you sure? On April 25, if things aren’t going well . . . ?’
“He’s a pretty transparent guy. He said what he placed a premium on at his point in his career, and that our situation was an attractive situation.”
Francona is trying to put a humorous spin on some of the backlash he may get from owners, including those in Boston, but many agree that as the book tour winds down, it’s time to turn the page.