Cleveland’s Terry Francona wrestles NESN’s Don Orsillo

The Cleveland Indians concluded a four game weekend series in Boston which marked the homecoming of manager Terry Francona. As you're well aware, Francona won two World Championships as manager of the Red Sox. During his tenure in Boston, Francona became good friends with TV play-by-play man Don Orsillo of NESN. 

So when Orsillo had the first opportunity to say hello to Francona before last Friday's game, Francona pulled him into the Indians' dugout by the tie and tussled Donnie's perfectly coiffed hair. Luckily, NESN on-field reporter Jenny Dell had her trusty cell phone handy to record everything for posterity. The results are seen above. 

This is one instance why Francona is still loved in Boston, he takes the time to wrestle with the team's play-by-play man and mess up his perfectly-tailored outfit. 

Now if Tigers manager Jim Leyland ever did this to Fox Sports Detroit's Mario Impemba or Angels manager Mike Scioscia tackled TV voice Victor Rojas, we would have a very interesting trend.

[NESN/Jenny Dell]

Ken Fang

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013. He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television. Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

Quantcast