By now, you've heard about the weekend dramanon-drama between Terry Francona and Bobby Valentine.
You know that Francona was seen yukking it up in the Sox clubhouse on Saturday afternoon, and then sent Bobby V. a text message saying that he was sorry. You also know that while both men admit that the texting took place, neither is willing to expand.
That's where I come in. Through some friends at the phone company, I've obtained the record from Sunday's text conversation between the last two Red Sox managers. Enjoy!
TERRY FRANCONA: Hey, Val. Its Tito. Got ur number from Hersh.
BOBBY VALENTINE: Who is this?
FRANCONA: Its Tito.
VALENTINE: Tito Fuentes!? How are you, old friend? Hey remember that diving catch I made in 72 against St. Louis? Was just thinking about it yesterday . . . I really was something.
FRANCONA: Val, its Terry Francona.
FRANCONA: Listen, just want to say Im sorry about that whole clubhouse thing the other day. I was out of line.
VALENTINE: No problem.
3:01 PMFRANCONA. Great! Thanks, Val. Good luck 2night.
FRANCONA: Bobby, are you mad at me?
VALENTINE: What? What do you mean? Why would I be mad?
FRANCONA: Listen, I cant tell if youre actually pissed, but either way, Im sorry. I meant no disrespect. Was just walking through, and got caught up having a laugh with Pedey. But it wasnt my place.
FRANCONA: Bobby, just let me know that were cool so I can stop feeling guilty.
VALENTINE: How come Pedey never wants to have a laugh with ME?
FRANCONA: I don't know what to tell you, Val. I'm just sorry. About everything. Good luck tonight.