Red Sox pitchers and catchers report to JetBlue Park in Fort Myers Florida today, where it was 84 degrees and sunny by the way, to start Spring Training for the World Series Champions 2019 season.
The Red Sox open the regular season on the West Coast, starting at Seattle on March 28 and then heading to Oakland and Arizona before returning to Boston to raise their championship flag at Fenway Park on April 9 against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Alex Cora became one of only five managers to win the World series in their first year. MLB Network takes a look back to what brought him to this point in a documentary airing Tuesday night. He reflects on things like his Dad, who he lost at the age of 13, and where his mind was going in the late innings in the clinching Game 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium.
"Fifth inning, sixth inning, seventh inning. When we played in L.A., that's where I grew up, so I knew where the family section is," Cora said. "Throughout the game, I kept looking up there to see my kids, see my family up there. There were a lot of thoughts. I thought about [my brother] Joey, thought about Puerto Rico, what it means. I thought about my dad. For how close it was for a while, I was able to step back and think about things I probably shouldn't be thinking of that game, but I did actually."
"MLB Network Presents Alex Cora, the Making of a Champion" , airing Tuesday night at 9pm.
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