Tito goes to hospital
Tito Taken by Ambulance to Cornell Medical Center with "Tightness in His Chest"
(Boston Globe Photo /Jim Davis)
Theo addressing the media: "Terry was taken to the hospital a little after 9:30 by ambulance. He will probably be held for observation. I'm just watching my words because I'm not a doctor... I would describe it as stiffness in his chest. I don't really have much more I can say." Brad Mills will manage today's game.
Mills also spoke to the media this morning about Francona, "With the circulatory problems that he's had in the past, they (the doctors) want to make sure things are checked out a little bit more and I think they might be a little bit more cautious with him a little bit because of those circulatory problems he's had in the past, but I think we'll just wait and see what happens and we'll get more news as the day goes."
Mills adds "they're (the team) going to go out and do their job, they're professionals, they're going to play as hard as they ever play and everything is going to be fine. I think everybody feels for him and we're all concerned. I think that's where our biggest concern is right now to make sure he's going to be OK, and I think we're confident he will be because he did get it taken care of so soon."
"When I just talked to him about taking a nap on the bus ride over, this is about a 30-40 minute drive with traffic from the hotel and he fell asleep, I kind of kidded him about taking a nap and when he looked up he said 'Millsy I don't feel too well,' that's probably when I knew. That's usually not the type of response he gives me." Mills also said that he just got off the phone with Francona at the hospital, and Terry said "he feels like he'll be OK but he doesn't know exactly how long it's going to be and they're going to run some tests and make sure they find out if there's any problem at all... He'll be OK, we're just very thankful that he was able to get it taken care of so soon, before something else happens and he's so smart about that and it was good that (trainer) Jim (Rowe) had him looked at right away." Francona resting comfortably in hospital