Terry Francona decided in October that he will return as manager of the Cleveland Guardians in 2023. He may need to find a new trip to the ballpark this spring.
As reported by the Associated Press and ESPN, Francona’s scooter was stolen outside his Cleveland apartment over the weekend. According to reports, “Tito” travels from his downtown apartment to Progressive Field on match days by scooter.
The report said that police were made aware of the theft, which occurred late Friday night or early Saturday. Although Francona spends his vacation in Arizona, he was in Ohio over the weekend for “Guardians Festival” – the team’s annual winter fan festival – and noticed that transportation His transfer was missing.
According to the report, the 63-year-old two-time World Series champion has used a scooter to get to the Guardians’ home park “in recent years.”
A former Montreal Expos first-round drafter and 10 years of experience, Francona managed the Philadelphia Phillies from 1997 to 2000, before spending most outstanding day against the Boston Red Sox from 2004 to 2011. He won both of his World Series titles with Boston — helping the franchise end “The Curse of Bambino” in 2004 — and has tied with Cleveland since 2013, winning the AL pennant in 2016.
“Tito” has won three AL Manager of the Year Awards with Cleveland, including in 2022.