The Curse of the Bambino was broken by Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona, 64, who has announced his retirement. Before the team’s Major League Baseball (MLB) home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, August 23, at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, Francona told reporters, “There will come a time when I’ll have to decide what I’m going to do, but that time is not right now. He added, “I’m old and I’m tired,” adding, “this season has been physically demanding.” He admitted openly, “I’ve thought about retirement and I’ve talked to the front office. He insisted, “I don’t want to lie.” Francona’s retirement was approaching, according to the local media. As stated by the Associated Press, “Francona hinted this season might be his last,” and as stated by LB.com, “Francona revealed he could retire.” Francona has been a manager since 1997, making him an expert in the field. From 2004 to 2011, he oversaw the Boston Red Sox, helping them win the World Series in 2004 and ending the “Bambino Curse” after 86 years. Francona has worn a Cleveland uniform since 2013 and made a comeback to the 스포츠토토존 World Series in 2007.