Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona speaks during a news conference, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, in Boston. In a joint statement released on Friday, the Red Sox announced they will not pick up ... more 
Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona speaks during a news conference, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, in Boston. In a joint statement released on Friday, the Red Sox announced they will not pick up the option on Francona's contract for a ninth year in the wake of the team's September collapse in which they blew a nine-game lead in the American League wild-card race. (AP Photo/Bizuayehu Tesfaye) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Bizuayehu Tesfaye
Fri, Sep 30, 2011 8:02 PM EDT