"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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