Quote to note

"It's kind of an exciting thing for the organization. At this time last year, I think he was facing the University of North Carolina. Not that they're not good, but that's pretty cool. He's not a big kid. In fact, it looked like he [just] turned 13."
-- Francona on Crockett

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