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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez mimics Carlos Correa’s watch gesture, drawing rebuke from Boston manager Alex Cora

The new- and old-school ways of baseball etiquette clashed during the Boston Red Sox’s 12-3 victory over the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the ALCS on Monday night when Carlos Correa grounded out to second baseman Christian Arroyo to end the sixth inning.

As Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez walked off the mound, he pointed to his wrist, a reference to Correa’s celebration in Game 1 after the shortstop hit a home run off reliever Hansel Robles. The celebration drew an immediate reaction from Boston manager Alex Cora, who screamed, “Hey, no!”

Upon Rodriguez’s return to the dugout, Cora hugged the pitcher and pulled him in for a conversation.

“Don’t do that,” Cora told Rodriguez.

Cora said he did not want Rodriguez to show up Correa for getting out, and that the pitcher needed to maintain humility while finding success.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 19, 2021 at 10:49 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. villageidiom Posted: October 19, 2021 at 11:20 AM (#6047404)
Rodriguez apologized for it, and Correa reportedly welcomed it, so this isn't going to be made into a big thing. Right? Right? Like, if a pitch gets away from Greinke tonight we're not going to have an endless cycle of IT WAS RETALIATION NO IT WASN'T OH NOES HERE WE GO AGAIN. Right, FOX? Right, ESPN?
   2. Mayor Blomberg Posted: October 19, 2021 at 11:31 AM (#6047408)
Hey, down here in Houston, it's us against the world. They hate us. Just ask the local paper.
   3. Darren Posted: October 19, 2021 at 12:02 PM (#6047417)
Rodriguez apologized for it, and Correa reportedly welcomed it, so this isn't going to be made into a big thing. Right? Right? Like, if a pitch gets away from Greinke tonight we're not going to have an endless cycle of IT WAS RETALIATION NO IT WASN'T OH NOES HERE WE GO AGAIN. Right, FOX? Right, ESPN?


Exactly. This is fine. It's fine. Even if he hadn't apologized, I'd imagine COrrea would be fine with it. I'm taunting you, you're taunting me, let's have some fun.
   4. Nasty Nate Posted: October 19, 2021 at 12:11 PM (#6047422)
Rodriguez apologized for it, and Correa reportedly welcomed it, so this isn't going to be made into a big thing. Right? Right?
Thankfully, the "story" might now be focused on Cora chastising Rodriguez and Correa's benevolent quotes afterwards instead.
   5. zenstudent Posted: October 19, 2021 at 12:34 PM (#6047432)
Rodriguez apologized for it, and Correa reportedly welcomed it, so this isn't going to be made into a big thing. Right? Right? Like, if a pitch gets away from Greinke tonight we're not going to have an endless cycle of IT WAS RETALIATION NO IT WASN'T OH NOES HERE WE GO AGAIN. Right, FOX? Right, ESPN?


Nothing will happen. LaRussa's not involved.
   6. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 19, 2021 at 01:00 PM (#6047450)

Good for Cora. This seems like a non-story.
   7. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 19, 2021 at 02:08 PM (#6047476)
After Leo Durocher stole Babe Ruth’s watch, people in the game razzed him for decades by yelling “Hey, Leo, what time is it?”. Correa-Rodriguez probably has a much shorter shelf life.
   8. cookiedabookie Posted: October 19, 2021 at 02:17 PM (#6047483)
The two least likeable teams playing against each other. I check the score the next day, that's about it. Go National League!
   9. geonose Posted: October 19, 2021 at 04:31 PM (#6047518)
Oh god, another unwritten rule to add to the unwritten list.

Screw half of the National League matchup this year too; I will not watch any game where Atlanta is a participant. I guess I can live with the Dodgers, but between two cheaters and one tomahawk-chopper, I am really turned off in general.

Gotta run, there are some kids on my lawn.
   10. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: October 21, 2021 at 09:15 AM (#6048040)
I will not watch any game where Atlanta is a participant.

Gee, if the Braves make the World Series, will they move that to Denver, too...?

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