Quote to note

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"He was all over the place. He overslid two bases. He got picked off. He threw a ball away. He made a really good play. He created a run with his speed. He got two hits. He was everywhere. But that's part of the reason we played him. I prefer that as opposed to have to kick a guy in the pants and tell him to hustle."
-- Francona, on rookie Jose Ramirez's showing in Monday's 4-3 win over the Royals

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