He has the same glasses, the same gait, the same disdain for far-fetched questions. Even the colors he’s donning with the Cleveland Indians are similar to ones he wore in Boston. Terry Francona hasn’t changed much since his days as Red Sox manager.
What has changed is his approval rating. Francona, who returned to Fenway Park Thursday night as a major league manager for the first time since he was deposed after the Sox’ collapse in 2011, has never been more popular in Boston than he is now.