Baseball is about fathers and sons over the years and there was no more poignant moment illustrating that than the first game of the American League Divisional Series in 2016 between the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox.
Former major leaguer Tito Francona, now 84, threw out the first pitch, accompanied by his son, Terry, who manages the Indians.
Tito died last night, on the first day of baseball’s spring training season.
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Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.