So last week I had to be in Boston for a meeting.
While there were a lot of things on my mind during the day (like, of all people in this room why did I have to get sat next to a guy with swine flu who's coughing non stop all over everybody), certainly the highlight of the day was the surprise guest speaker - Terry Francona.
It brought a member of the group to tears (literally).
He mentioned while '04 gets the attention he says he tries to forget that year and focus on '07 instead. Going on to say '04 was not his team, and he was embarrassed with how the team went about their business on a day to day basis. He viewed '07 as his team - doing it the way he thought a team should do it.
Two things prepped him for the pressure cooker of Boston - being in Philly, and managing Michael Jordan in the minors.
Other than me hating him due to his Boston affiliation he actually gave a pretty good talk and seems to be a cool guy.
Based on the reaction of the people in this room - the guy could run over Gov. and would win in a landslide - they love him.