From Boston.com, when asked about the Eagles:
And what about the Eagles, the team whose city Francona shared during his occasionally tumultuous tenure managing the Phillies?You know what? I'm sorry Philadelphia gave your first opportunity to manage. I'm sorry you're making money of a great Boston team put together by someone else. Even Charlie Manuel could win with the Red Sox. You're a fucking puppet, "Tito." You were joke in Philly and you're still a joke in Boston.
“You know how I feel about that,” Francona said. “I want every team in that city to lose. Pretty honest about that. I remember driving down to spring training [the year the Patriots beat the Eagles in the Super Bowl]. They were coming back from Jacksonville. I must have drove by 50 cars that had Eagles paraphernalia. They’re all dejected. I’m honking my horn.”