Francona on rejoining Sox: Not happening

Cross Terry Francona off the list of potential Red Sox managers, if Bobby Valentine doesn't last in the post beyond this season.

"Oh no, I don't think that's gonna happen," Francona said Thursday during his weekly appearance on the Michael Kay Show on ESPN NY 98.7 FM (listen here).

"I won't get angry, but I don't think that's gonna happen. I'm not gonna suggest that I'm gonna come punch you in the nose, but I don't think it's gonna happen."

Francona was laughing along with hosts Michael Kay and Don LaGreca over his "punch you in the nose" comment, an apparent nod to Bobby Valentine's radio outburst Wednesday (link here).