CLEVELAND -- Indians manager Terry Francona could run for mayor and win. Not everyone in Cleveland knows his face, though.

Before heading to Progressive Field earlier than usual on game day, Francona, who typically rides a scooter to the ballpark, was helping one of the employees at the hotel where he stays while in Cleveland. The worker had no idea she was talking to someone famous.

''She said: `Man, this place is crazy. Who do you want to win?''' Francona said.

He said he looked at her with a straight face and said, ''I'll go with the Indians.''

Francona will win his third World Series title if the Indians can finish off the Chicago Cubs. He captured two championships with Boston, helping the Red Sox end an 86-year Series drought in 2004.