ESPN reported today that our beloved Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona was thinking about becoming a real estate agent:

BOSTON — There was a time when Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona thought he might have to settle for a future as a real estate agent after his playing days were over.

“I was stupid,” he said with a smile Saturday afternoon before the Red Sox lost their second in a row to the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 at Fenway Park. “Would you buy a house from me? I knew it, too.”

After Francona finally decided to hang up his spikes and glove during spring training in 1991, he was home in Arizona for about six weeks and was watching “Gilligan’s Island” one day when his wife, Jacque, approached him.

“I remember my wife looking at me and saying, ‘This is what you’re going to do?’ I was perfectly content. So I went and took a real estate course just to get her off my back, knowing I didn’t want to do that.”

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