High fly: Francona takes Indians crew skydiving
4:22 PM ET
Cleveland manager Terry Francona went skydiving for the first time last week, and he liked it so much that he persuaded a couple of Indians coaches to join him for another jump on Thursday.
The team posted video on Friday of Francona making his second jump from 2 miles up, this time joined by bench coach Brad Mills and pitching coach Carl Willis.
“Hey, if this goes bad, tell Millsie not to screw up the pitching.”
Tito went skydiving AGAIN, but he brought some friends along this time …
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— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) March 22, 2019
Francona made his first plunge on March 14, encouraged by some Navy SEALs who were working out at a pool with him. “It was unbelievable,” he told MLB.com.
He jumped in tandem with an instructor.
“For me, to get out of the plane was the hardest thing,” Francona said. “He’s like, ‘Pull your legs up.’ And I’m like, ‘They are!’ But they open the door and that wind comes — and you’re like, ‘Oh my god.'”
Francona said he didn’t like jumping without a helmet, which is a requirement for first-time skydivers.
The second time around, with a