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"They've been dying for a game like this and wanting it so bad. So for a lot of reasons -- obviously, we want to win -- it would be great to not only create some excitement, but then extend it. These people deserve to have a chance to show their appreciation for these players, and vice versa." -- Francona, on Cleveland's fans

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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