Quote to note

Quote to note

"I get nervous during games. I think it's a good nervous. I want our guys to do well so bad. So I get here early and I prepare so when I make a decision, there's a reason. It doesn't always work, but I feel like I owe that to the players. Once I'm prepared for the game, it helps me relax."
-- Francona

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