In Tito they trust

One of Francona's secrets to getting the most out of the Red Sox? He has their backs

Updated: March 29, 2011, 8:59 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Earlier this spring, Red Sox newcomer Bobby Jenks was having a rough time. He was in the midst of a public war of words with his former manager, Ozzie Guillen of the Chicago White Sox, and the bickering was quickly getting out of hand.

Jenks' new manager, Terry Francona, took action. He defused the situation by reaching out to Guillen and others in the White Sox organization, suggesting they all knock it off. The ordeal ended, Jenks was grateful for Francona's intervention ...

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