Monday, October 8, 2007

Losing to Francona at cribbage...

From Bill Ballou Baseball:

"Francona doesn’t always win at cribbage, but does claim to be very good at it, and says that in the hours before Game 1, he absolutely hammered Pedroia at his favorite card game. “No (darn) way,” Francona responded when asked if there might be the teeniest chance that Pedroia loses these games on purpose, seeing as it has never been considered a good career move to beat your boss at cards.

Pressed for more information on the cribbage rivalry, Francona conceded that Pedroia is actually very good at the game, one of the best regular opponents he has."

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