Tito Francona Tells Blake Wood He Made The Team From The Mound During A Game


(Source — There are a variety of ways in which players have found out they have made an Opening Day roster for the first time. Not many though have found out like Indians pitcher Blake Wood. It was during a pitching change in the seventh inning of Monday’s spring training game against the Reds that the 28-year-old right-hander found out he earned a spot. “When I went to take him out, (catcher Luke) Carlin was coming and I told him to stay back there a little bit,” manager Terry Francona said. “I went out there and asked (Wood) if he ever made the team on the mound? He was like no. I go ‘well, you just did.’ After that we came and talked to him the dugout but you could tell he was pretty excited.”)

I know this happened the other day but had to share. Classic Tito. He truly is a man of the people. John Farrell’s a good manager and all, but I don’t understand how the Red Sox ever let this guy go. He gets the game and gets how to create awesome chemistry. ESPN of course has the Indians finishing in like 8th place in the Central (it’s an exaggeration/joke, assholes) but the MLB season is a marathon, not a sprint, and this team could have the intangibles to wind up back in the playoffs hopefully for a longer run than last year.


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