Sep 26, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona (right) talks to Cleveland Indians third base coach Brad Mills in the dug out during the third inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Terry Francona says Cleveland Indians 'stayed away from chicken, beer'

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is one of the more beloved personalities in the league.

His short stint as an analyst wasn’t the most successful as he never really seemed to come cross as overly comfortable in that role (he was still funny, however), though as a manager, you can’t argue with the results.

Francona, who took over the Indians managerial job at the start of the 2013 season has lead the Tribe to their first postseason since 2007 and only their second overall since 2001, much of it thanks to their ten game win streak to end the season.

When pressed on how Francona and the Indians were able to pull off such an impressive run, he gave a simple yet hilarious answer:

“We stayed away from chicken and beer. That helped.”

The beer and chicken reference was of course a humorous slight towards his final season in Boston where there were reports that many players were more interested in drinking beer and eating chicken than winning games, a season which ended in a monumental collapse, knocking the Red Sox out of postseason contention.

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