Quote to note

"The three [managers] that are going in, I think it's really cool they're going in together, because you're talking about three icons. All three have so many of the same similarities -- the respect of the game and the competitiveness."
-- Francona, on former managers Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre being inducted on Sunday into the the National Baseball Hall of Fame

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