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Thu, 07/12/2012 - 5:21pm  

Francona: Sox owners not returning calls

Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona, in an interview on WEEI's The Big Show, said that the reports of Red Sox clubhouse toxicity are "none of my business." That said, he noted some disappointment that Red Sox principal owner John Henry and CEO/president Larry Lucchino have not returned calls that he has placed to them since his return to Boston for the 100th anniversary celebration of Fenway Park.

"I don't talk to them. Again, I've tried a few times. There are some things that are personal, things that were said, things that I've asked them to do. They've never called back. That's just the way that it is," Francona said. "That's personal. There's been some things that I've asked them to do, they've promised, and then I've never heard back from them. So, that's just the way that it goes."

As for whether he has a sense, based on his conversations with current members of the Red Sox, that there are lingering clubhouse issues in Boston, Francona said: "I don't bring it up. It's none of my business. The last thing I want is guys running to me, or me being a part.

"If I have something to say to somebody, it's, 'Hey, how you doing? Keep your head up,' " he continued. "I want to get past [the day-to-day state of the Red Sox clubhouse], move on and try to do my job. That's not healthy for anyone."

For more from the conversation, check the Full Count blog. To listen to the interview, visit The Big Show audio on demand page.

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