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Dan Shaughnessy

Terry Francona is ‘rooting for great baseball’

Terry Francona spent Wednesday afternoon on a Tucson golf course and planned to watch some of the World Series on television, but it’s a mistake to assume that he’ll be glued to his chair for these games like the citizens of Red Sox Nation.

“I’m sure I’ll keep an eye on it, but I won’t sit and watch it,’’ Francona said over the phone before the Red Sox’ 8-1 Game 1 win over the Cardinals. “I’ll know what’s going on, but I can’t say I’ll sit and watch from beginning to end.’’

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