Quote to note

"I really don't. If anything, knowing that feeling, you want it back so desperately, because there's nothing like that feeling of jumping on the field and accomplishing something. But, during a baseball season, there's a lot of grinding that needs to be done. Some times the game is easier than others."
-- Francona, asked if he believes his club is feeling pressure to live up to last season's run to the postseason

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