Quote to note

"You might be asking the wrong person. I mean, I was part of the worst collapse. I guess the point is that, if you're short in an area, over the course of a long season, it'll get exposed. That's the best way to put it. You might go through periods where it doesn't show itself, but over the course of a season, if you're short, it gets exposed."
-- Francona, on the Tribe's second-half struggles in recent years

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