Terry Francona tells Indians players he cares about them


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Things are bad in Cleveland. With the Indians at 7-10 on Saturday, Manager Terry Francona did what managers do: he called a team meeting.

Francona wasn’t throwing chairs, though, or cursing. He was giving the guys a pep talk, he told Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com.

“I care about them a lot and I really like this team a lot. I just felt like maybe half-reassuring and kind of explaining, ‘Remember who we are and how we go about things. We’re getting tested a little bit and that’s part of it. We’ve been tested before. Just continue to fight through things together.'”

The lovefest worked. The Indians won Sunday.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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