In one of the funnier commercials spoofs, not only in sports but perhaps Internet history, new Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona becomes “TERRi."
Poking fun at the breakthrough automated Apple iPhone assistant known as “Siri,” the commercial begins with the 53-year-old two-time World Series manager handing out some new phones to his team, stressing more communication.
From there, his players, like recently signed slugger Nick Swisher, ask “TERRi” a range of questions from the reasons the U.S. declared war in 1812 to grill recipes and the ingredients in cereal marshmallows.
It’s a funny take from a coach that is known for his lax, player-friendly style.
Francona got his new start with Cleveland after spending the 2012 season away from the game in the FOX broadcast booth. He was fired from the Boston Red Sox in 2011 after a poor season, and his supposed loss of control of his team.
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He was named the Indians manager in October of last year.
The video below shows Francona has not let his final year and departure from Boston bring down his spirits. At all.