Francona refuses to talk to ‘bad luck’ friend during winning streak

Indians manager Terry Francona has an interesting superstition. Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Indians tied an American League record with their 20th consecutive win on Tuesday night, and manager Terry Francona has one friend he refuses to share the excitement with — at least in person.

Following his team’s 2-0 win over the Detroit Tigers, Francona told reporters he has a friend who is considered “notoriously bad luck.” He’s willing to exchange text messages with said friend, but that’s as far as it goes.

You can’t blame Francona for not wanting to take any chances. If the Indians can beat the Tigers again on Wednesday, they’ll move into a tie for second all-time with the 1935 Chicago Cubs. They still need to win six more in a row to match the 1916 Giants’ streak of 26.

This isn’t the first time the Indians have found success in September, and Francona had a hilarious reason for his team’s dominance the last time. His poor buddy is the punchline of the joke with this go-around.

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