April 08, 2013

Terry Francona gets lost walking to Progressive Field for Indians home opener

As someone who used to live in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, I'm still trying to figure out how Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona got lost walking the streets.

Francona was attempting to walk from his nearby apartment to Progressive Field for the Indians home opener against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Sadly for Terry, he got a little turned around while trying to get to the ballpark despite the fact that his new apartment is only two blocks from the stadium:
Francona is living in downtown Cleveland during the season and he plans to ride a small scooter he used during spring training in Arizona for the short commute to the ballpark. 
However, he decided to hit the streets on foot early in the morning and ended up needing directions to find his new workplace. 
"I got lost three times," he said. "Even when I got to the garage two people who work here said, `Hey, do you know where you're going?' I was like, `Nope."' 
Fortunately for Francona, an Indians employee picked him up in a golf cart and got him to the stadium. Boston's manager for eight seasons, Francona was overwhelmed by the assistance he received while encountering a few fans on his maiden voyage. 
"Cleveland is officially the nicest people I've ever met," he said. "Everybody I did walk by said, `Hello.' That's a little different than I'm used to."
Cleveland: Nicest Place in America according to Terry Francona since 2013!

(Courtesy of Sports Illustrated)

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