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Terry Francona says Indians made playoffs by staying “away from chicken and beer”

09/30/2013 at 1:39 pm By

francona chicken beerWhen the Boston Red Sox had their historic collapse in the 2011 MLB season under Terry Francona, there were numerous reports that came out about troubles in the clubhouse.

The most comical report about the 2011 Red Sox was undoubtedly that the Red Sox pitching staff would eat fried chicken, drink beer and play video games during game days when they weren’t pitching.

Obviously, that’s not exactly what you want to hear about professional athletes doing, but it’s also hilarious to think about. Francona, now the Cleveland Indians manager, seems to think so as well.

As the Indians broke a long playoff drought and secured a wildcard spot this season Francona recalled the Red Sox experience humorously, telling Sportscenter that the reason Cleveland made the postseason was because they “stayed away from chicken and beer.”

On a related note, the Red Sox also kept away from the KFC and Budweiser this season as well, winning the AL East and tying for the best record in baseball at 97-65. However, it’s much funnier to hear Francona joke about it.

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