Quote to note

Quote to note

"Our sport is different. Sometimes when the lights get the brightest, your pitcher needs to throw a changeup, not run through the line and knock somebody over on adrenaline. The biggest thing I think is paying attention to detail, and then you hope you're good enough."
-- Francona, on how to handle being in a playoff chase

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