Terry Francona is not happy with the portion of his upcoming book that was hand-selected as a teaser in the latest edition of Sports Illustrated.
He feels the controversial excerpt painted a misleading portrait of the book, "Francona: The Red Sox Years," which was co-written by Dan Shaughnessy and is due to hit shelves on Tuesday.
In the excerpt, both Francona and former Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein were critical of the direction being taken by Boston's ownership prior to the 2011 season.
"That's not what the book is about," Francona said on Friday. "I'm comfortable that when these people take the time to read it through, that it gets put in better perspective. Personally, I'm a little disappointed, but I just have to be patient and hope that people want to read the book. I'm smart enough to know that that's why those things get put out there.
"If it helps sell them, I'm glad," he added with a laugh. "But at the same time, that's not what the book is basically about."
Via Jordan Bastian/MLB.com
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