Terry Francona drops hilarious line about Jose Ramirez’s ALDS slump
Terry Francona has just the idea on how to snap Jose Ramirez out of his funk.
Addressing the media on Tuesday with his team tied 2-2 with the New York Yankees in the ALDS, the Cleveland Indians manager was asked if there was a way he could help Ramirez, who is currently hitting .118 for the series, relax. Here was Francona’s priceless response, per MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian:
Francona was asked if there's anything he can do to help Jose Ramirez (2-for-17) to relax. Tito: "Do you want me to give him like a Xanax?"
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) October 10, 2017
Truth be told, the entire Indians team could probably use a Xanax after blowing a 2-0 lead in the series and boxing themselves into a winner-take-all Game 5 on Wednesday. But perhaps Francona’s sharp-witted humor, which has definitely been on full display this series, is all the remedy that they need.