So despite the sense of humor on the Indians Official Twitter account that was annoying and played out about a year ago – Terry Francona is not missing tonight’s game due to an allergy to Bench Coach Brad Mills.
Francona won’t be with the Indians tonight in Cleveland, as he’s at Cleveland Clinic undergoing further tests for what is causing the ‘issue’ with his heart.
Francona left a game recently with heart issues. He left a game earlier in the year with heart issues. He left a game early last season with heart issues. There’s a pattern here, and it doesn’t paint a pretty picture.
We don’t have to spell it out for you or at least we shouldn’t. The best manager in baseball is clearly in flux right now no matter how many times their annoying social media account or General Manager tells you it’s no big deal.
This is entirely the type of thing where the doc says you can’t handle anymore stress, your work in baseball dugouts are done, and you need to retire. And that’s what Francona could absolutely do out of the blue.
This is something to keep an eye on, rather than chuckling at the @Indians dental humor; if you’re that lame.