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"His fingerprints are all over everything -- myself included. I bet you I've gone to him seven or eight times just asking him questions. His answers are always thoughtful and very helpful. That's appreciated. That can be a big deal in our game. When you have a guy that carries that weight, that players look up to, that's a big deal."
--Indians manager Terry Francona, on veteran Jason Giambi

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