Terry Francona is a wanted man. One day after he officially left the Boston Red Sox, he has been offered a contract to manage a new team. That team is none other than the Laconia Muskrats of the NECBL.
"We know Francona will be a hot commodity and we wanted to convey our offer to him first," said Muskrats General Manager Noah Crane. The Muskrats have faxed a contract to Francona's agent Pat Rooney at SFX Baseball. Crane added, "Our hope is that he will trade Red Sox Nation for Muskrat Nation." (via LaconiaMuskrats.com)
Of course, such a prestigious job comes with some pretty nice perks. Francona, if he takes the job, would bring home a whopping $6,000 per season, get to live with a host family during the summer, get a free membership to the Laconia Athletic & Swim Club, a personal parking space at Robbie Mills Field, a 25 percent discount at Burrito Me and 25 token cards at Funspot. Pretty sweet gig, huh?