"Every time they do something, they're gaining experience, and they're gaining it right in the middle and thick of what we're doing. I think it's helpful, and we try not to lose sight of that. So every opportunity we have, we try to incorporate these guys in it, because I think it's going to help them down the road."
-- Francona, on using September callups during a Wild Card chase
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