"I look forward to the process, the battle, the pain, the fun, the journey," said Babcock, who brushed off the fame that would come with bringing a title to Toronto. "It's going to be a long one, but it's going to be a lot of fun."
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"Let's stick to the plan," Babcock said. "You get impatient. Don't get impatient. It's going to take a long time."