Cleveland Guardians fans heard the rough news that skipper Terry Francona’s scooter was stolen from him while at Guards Fest. “The scooter was stolen between 9:30 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. on Saturday, according to police spokesperson Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia.”
Fans are aware of how attached to this scooter Francona is and this news of said person stealing it was not good to hear.
It’s hard to believe that Francona has been the manager of the Indians/Guardians for 10 seasons and carries a total record of 845-671 for .557%. This includes being the Manager of the Year three times and making it to the World Series once as well.
Francona has been a manager for 22 seasons between the Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox and current Indians/Guardians. That’s amazing to be the manager for over two decades between various teams.
In Francona’s 11th season in Cleveland, it’s good to know he’ll still be sporting his scooter throughout the year. That’s for sure.
Tito claims to be “Back in business!” after receiving his scooter from Cleveland Police. Maybe this was the key cog to a Guardians’ World Series run this upcoming season? A fun bit of nuance in the form of good news…
While there is lots of snow on the ground here in Cleveland and it’s hard to imagine baseball being played in our area, this story reminds us that the season is only a couple of months away.
Spring training starts even sooner. The Guardians play their first game against the Cincinnati Reds on February 25th at 3:05 p.m.
Whoever was the person who stole Francona’s scooter… Really? This guy has done nothing but good for the City of Cleveland and if there is anyone’s scooter to steal, it certainly isn’t his…right? Take like a murderer’s or a terrible person’s.
Honestly, I’m too scared to ride any type of motorcycle myself, so don’t worry, Tito. I’m not going to be taking your ride.
Let’s hope the next steals we are talking about are stolen bases from members of the Guardians this upcoming season (unless it’s our team on defense).
Terry, we here at Cleveland Sports Talk are happy for you and this reuniting of your scooter. Just so glad this story ended positively and Terry didn’t have to purchase a new one…