His eyes have increasingly taken on the color of his favored Majestic pullover. And yet, amid that bloodshot gaze, there was a conviction in Terry Francona’s look last night, and David Ortiz’s ninth-inning, game-ending RBI single had only something to do with it.
“You can say what you want,” Francona said late last night, his team, once behind, 4-1, pulling out a most vital 5-4 walkoff win over the Blue Jays. “You can act even outwardly however you do. But you can’t fake that feeling.