Quote to note

"I love our team. I love coming to the ballpark and watching them play. They're easy to like, because they try hard. But we don't know what's going to happen health-wise. Nobody knows that. That's part of the fun of it, though. There really are no guarantees. But when you can show up with a group of guys that you really respect the way they go about it, it makes the challenging times a lot more fulfilling. We know now that we can do it, so now we've got to go and try to do it better."
--Manager Terry Francona, on the season ahead

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