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Terry Francona



    I don't take any pleasure in sending people down. It's the way they earn their living. But I try to do it very honestly. I do sit home the night before and definitely think about it because I think they have the right to know what we're talking about and have a good reason for what we're doing.

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    I hope it's pitching versus pitching, ... We really love our lineup. Over 162 games, our lineup has been pretty special. But to win in the playoffs, we're going to need pitching. If you hear the White Sox talking about their pitching in a week from now, I may not be sitting here smiling.

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    I love what I'm doing and I want to do it well. But I can't sit here and say I want to do it for the rest of my life.

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    I love the way it ends. I'd like the formula to change a little bit.

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    and I'd love you to police yourselves. But if I have to step in, I will.

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    It was great to get him out there in a live game.

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    It was great to get him out there in a live game. In the last inning, he got some balls up, which I don't think is surprising. ... Just like everybody, he just needs repetition. That's why they have spring training.

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    We all love Johnny. We don't want him to get hits against us. The fans were just showing their emotions. I think every player out there would rather be in that situation than having fans that don't care. I've been on both sides. That's not good. It's not the end of the world. It's just some very passionate fans having some fun at somebody else's expense.

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    If nothing else, I loved the way he treated the players. He gave them a lot of room. He was, what's that word, folksy.

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    You feel better after a win. But it's not like we can live it up and pound our chests. We have to beat one of the best pitchers in baseball tomorrow.

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    It's not like we can live it up and pound our chest. We've got to come back and beat maybe the best pitcher in the league.

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    It's almost, I don't want to say mind-boggling. That's having success.

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    If you start walking him, the two guys behind him have had a lot of success also.

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    I certainly don't think it can hurt. We saw the enthusiasm with him, offensively with what he was doing. Success can never be a bad thing.

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