Sox fan since the infield consisted of Pinky Higgins, Pesky, Doerr, and Rudy York with the indomitable Birdie Tebbetts behind the plate and I'm here to tell you that the book Francona has given me an entirely new outlook of 'today's' Red Sox.
If you are a long-time Sox fan, you will certainly appreciate some of the off-the-field, behind-the-scene-goings-on of the players, coaches, and front office. As well as the amount of preparation and strategy that goes into each and every game by a devoted manager.
It certainly opened my eyes as to how little I know about the year-in-year-out demands of a major league team, on and off the field, over a 162-game schedule not to mention the off-season operations.
After reading this book, you will definitely have a different perspective. Hopefully you'll not be too disillusioned by some of the factual accounts of what has recently transpired within the organization. And just as hopefully you will still be able to enjoy the games on the field after reading this book.