Alex Cora Hopes Puerto Rico Series Opens Eyes To Hurricane Maria Damage

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora made sure he was able to help the people of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria made landfall nearly seven months ago.

Cora, who’s originally from Caguas, Puerto Rico, delivered over 10 tons of supplies from Boston in order to help with relief efforts when he and other Red Sox players flew to the devastated island back in January.

Even though much of Puerto Rico still is recovering in the aftermath, the MLB will return for its series in San Juan, which will host the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians. The series was announced back in June.

Cora told reporters Saturday he was jealous the Sox weren’t part of the series but is hopeful the teams being over there will be able to show fans the true destruction that was caused back in September.

“I hate to say it, but this a great platform so people can see the reality,” Cora said, per MassLive’s Conor Ryan. “We are much better than six or seven months ago — whenever it was — but we still have work to do.”

The Sox skipper said it’s usually the beaches that are broadcast during the series, but he hopes the footage will show the mountains and towns that were affected so that, “people can realize how much help we need.”

The Indians and Twins will play a two-game set at Hiram Bithorn Stadium on April 17th and 18th.

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