Francona a Good Fit for St. Louis

Terry Francona
Terry. For the love. They gave you a jersey for a reason.

I just read that Terry Francona interviewed for Tony La Russa’s old job.   As much as I think Ryne Sandberg deserves a shot at managing in the bigs, I sure would love it if he stayed with Phillies organization, preferably at the helm of our own IronPigs.

Francona is the smart bet here.  He’s a winner (this year’s dismal collapse notwithstanding), and he’s a recent multiple World Series winner.  His penchant for questionable on-field attire aside,  I think he’s the right fit for the Cardinals.  As a veteran manager and recent winner, he’ll bring the kind of stability and gravity the franchise needs after losing their winningest coach of all time.

Fun Fact: Did you know La Russa has a law degree and is a member of the Florida State Bar? True story.