By Maureen Mullen
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BOSTON Manager Terry Francona decidedly not a hockey fan showed up for his afternoon session with the media wearing a Marc Savard Bruins jersey over his Red Sox uniform.
This is what you would call genuine front-running, Francona said.
Francona, though, has not been converted to a hockey fan during the Bruins' championship run, their first in 39 years.
I can't follow the puck and if I did I dont know where its going, he said.
Still, with two championships of his own, he appreciates what the Stanley Cup means to the city.
I do think its pretty incredible, he said. Ive been here eight years now and we have great fans. I hope the fans realize this doesnt happen all the time everywhere. Its pretty incredible, all four sports.
I just think its cool they won. Im really excited they won. Thats cool.
Its safe to say, though, that Francona, who left a message to congratulate Bs coach Claude Julien, never wore a Flyers jersey during his tenure managing the Phillies.
Negative, he said. I always rooted for anybody that was playing against them. Make sure you write that before we go there.
The Red Sox travel to Philadelphia for three games beginning June 28.
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