On Friday's 'The Dan Patrick Show,' Kevin Millar agreed that Terry Francona's relationship with the Boston Red Sox looks over. He recalled the 2003 ALCS, when the Sox lost to the Yankees in the 11th inning of Game 7.
"I would assume, just with my experience, from the Grady Little scene in 2003 when we were up 5-2 in the eighth with two outs against the Yankees in the ALCS and we blew that lead, Grady got fired for losing Game 7 when Boone hit that home run . . . I'm only speaking with experience. That's just the way it happens."
"I think that this team took advantage of him," Patrick said of Francona. "I think he was a little bit softer on them and it came back to bite him in September."
"No, I mean, that's one thing about Terry is door's always open," Millar responded. "He doesn't worry about who's wearing a collared shirt, who's got his pullover for batting practice. He does allow you to be who you are . . . Now, the other side of that, though, is you have to get the most out of somebody in that clubhouse."
"They were just lacking something and I couldn't put my finger on it," Millar said of the Sox. " . . . . They just lacked that, 'Boom, let's go. We can't allow this to happen in September."