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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Alex Cora’s outburst with broadcaster a footnote or an omen?

Why is this coming out now?

Jim Furtado Posted: December 06, 2017 at 08:21 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: alex cora, astros, red sox

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   1. Nasty Nate Posted: December 06, 2017 at 09:01 AM (#5587065)
Why is this coming out now?
Clearly, Yahoo Sports is acting here as a media mouthpiece for the Red Sox front office. Take this as a sign that the Red Sox are trying to unload Cora, and are looking to tear down public opinion of Cora so they'll look good when they drop him.
   2. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: December 06, 2017 at 09:06 AM (#5587071)
####### Lucchino.

Seriously, one incident in the midst of a massive humanitarian crisis doesn't seem unreasonable. I wouldn't be shocked if nerves were pretty frayed throughout Houston at that time. Obviously if it's something that happens regularly it's a problem but I don't remember Cora having any particular issues with media.
   3. SoSH U at work Posted: December 06, 2017 at 09:58 AM (#5587111)
The situation did not become physical. A highly sought after manager, Cora felt embarrassed by his actions, and later apologized to both parties.


That monster.
   4. Golfing Great Mitch Cumstein Posted: December 06, 2017 at 01:07 PM (#5587359)
Steve Buckley wrote about this today with some input from Dombrowski. Apparently, DD spoke with Hinch for some background on Cora. Hinch didn't mention any screaming matches during the manager search, but did call Dombrowski when Drellich contacted him for the original story.

Buck downplayed the incident, citing the fact that it had nothing to do with what was said on TV but the volume of the music on the bus. Buck's opinion of the incident was probably a favor to Dombrowski.
   5. Stormy JE Posted: December 06, 2017 at 03:28 PM (#5587550)
Against that backdrop, behind-the-scenes friction between Cora and Blum boiled over when Blum, who played 14 years in the majors like Cora, asked Cora to turn down music on the bus. Curse words came at Blum for about five minutes. (Unlike the Price-Eckersley drama, Cora's argument with Blum did not stem from commentary on air.)
There are few things more annoying while riding a bus or train than having someone nearby who listens to music on their smartphone sans headphones -- or with phones but with the volume jacked up so loud that fellow passengers easily hear the distorted sound.
   6. Golfing Great Mitch Cumstein Posted: December 06, 2017 at 04:24 PM (#5587611)
On Felger & Mazz, Felger said he heard from someone that Cora had a problem with Blum and Hinch because Hinch was going to Blum for advice rather than relying on his bench coach.
   7. cardsfanboy Posted: December 06, 2017 at 06:41 PM (#5587695)
Seriously, one incident in the midst of a massive humanitarian crisis doesn't seem unreasonable. I wouldn't be shocked if nerves were pretty frayed throughout Houston at that time. Obviously if it's something that happens regularly it's a problem but I don't remember Cora having any particular issues with media.


Exactly what I was thinking, and the article did a pretty good job of trying to show Cora's potential point of view, the article basically is saying that Cora had an incident a couple of months ago that might show something, but when you look at all the variables involved, it's also arguable that incident was nothing predictive.

I don't actually mind this article because the writer goes out of his way to just report what happened(to his knowledge) and gave a ton of pieces of information on maybes of why. It's not a hatchet piece, it's just an article stating one incident....this is actual reporting. No value judgments are being placed by the writer.

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