It was a contrite and apologetic Frank Francisco that met with reporters in the Blue Jays dugout on Friday prior to the Jays-Indians game. The meeting stemmed from the night before following a bad outing by the Jays closer, who loaded the bases in the ninth without retiring an out, paving the way for the Indians' five-run comeback in a crushing 5-4 loss. Following the game, Francisco, who is highly emotional, hurled a few F-bombs at reporters before strolling towards the showers. The meeting Friday wasn't Francisco's idea but was set up by the Jays brass, who didn't think Francisco's outburst was much in the way of a class move. Still, Francisco's apology appeared to be genuine.
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