Quote to note

Quote to note

"I just want to make sure we go through this last month with no regrets. Let's do what we do the best we can, and then when it's over, we'll see if we're good enough or not. That was really all it is. Me and the staff, we like these guys a lot. That doesn't mean the games are always going to be played perfectly and everybody is going to hit .300, but we have a chance to do something special."
-- Francona, on his message to the team prior to Friday's game against Detroit

Bobby Nightengale is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.