Quote to note

"I don't pay attention to outside opinions. I value our organizational opinions and I also understand why we do things. We talk it through. Part of being a manager is being patient when it's called for. That's part of the job. If you reacted to everything that didn't go right, you would never even have a team."
--Francona

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