Quote to note

Quote to note

"I even was joking with [left fielder Michael] Brantley. I said, 'Next time he comes up, we're going to shift him.' Brantley looked at me and I said, 'I'm going to have you stand in the fifth row.'"
-- Francona, on facing Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera

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