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Monday, September 02, 2019

Alex Cora’s only hope for his Red Sox is September

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Alex Cora, erudite leader of the Boston Red Sox, shaper of a World Series champion, bearer of modest perspectives and global empathies, is not above the dispositions of the calendar. Some days it blesses him. Others, it comes for him. Same as for everyone. The best he—anyone—could hope for is to see it heading in his direction, the latter in particular.

He is 43 years old. That is not, in this case, how the calendar hounds him. Rather, on this Sunday, warm and sticky on the final afternoon of an eight-gamer first through San Diego and Colorado, Alex Cora awakened to September. He smiled. September can be an overbearing and wolfish beast. September fills his clubhouse and his bullpen, fills his nights, sends him home exhausted and drags him back for more September. September from 5 games back, from 15 ½ games back, is a god-awful mucky slog. September is his only hope. Their only hope.

Today, it comes for him, for them all.

“It’s not impossible,” Alex Cora said Sunday morning, which, sometimes, is about the best you can say for September.

Do you suppose he remembers dancing in September?

 

QLE Posted: September 02, 2019 at 04:29 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: alex cora, red sox, september baseball

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Alex Cora has bold proposal to cut down on position players pitching

There are many segments of fans and analysts who believe that letting position players pitch in blowout losses is a way to cheapen the game. There’s no real way to stop it, but Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora has a few ideas.

Cora suggested that any team that uses a position player should be obligated to do it again in the next game to cut down on the practice. He also suggested that a team that uses a position player should not be allowed to hit again during that game.

Sadly, the really sensible ideas, “be brave enough to keep your starters in the game longer”, and “use your relievers under the old-time “fireman” model, instead of playing weird games over how they can be used”, seem not to be included….

 

QLE Posted: August 22, 2019 at 06:22 AM | 36 comment(s)
  Beats: alex cora, position players pitching

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Alex Cora: ‘Vibe is different’ with Boston Red Sox. ‘You come to the ballpark every day now and it feels like last year’ - masslive.com

“The vibe is different,” Cora said at Target Field before the Red Sox-Twins game Tuesday. “I can tell you that right now. There’s not much searching. And you feel it. You come to the ballpark every day now and it feels like last year. We’re finding ways to beat teams.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 18, 2019 at 08:13 PM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: alex cora, red sox

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Alex Cora, Andrew Benintendi ejected: ‘I’ve got to go out and defend my player,’ Cora says - masslive.com

Of course, Benintendi isn’t wrong.

Andrew Benintendi’s simple message for home-plate umpire Angel Hernandez led to Benintendi getting ejected for the first time in his career.

“I grounded out and was frustrated and all I said was, ‘You suck,’” Benintendi said.

Benintendi, who disagreed with a called strike earlier in his fifth-inning at-bat against Rangers starter Ariel Jurado, yelled as he walked toward the dugout. First-base umpire Vic Carapazza immediately threw him out.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 12, 2019 at 06:15 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: alex cora, andrew benintendi, angel hernandez sucks, red sox

 

 

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