Along with having a good touch with the media, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora always has been a gamer.
Cora spent 14 years in Major League Baseball as a player. And even though he wasn’t known for hitting home runs every night, he does have one moment that stands out.
One of Cora’s most well-known moments was his 18-pitch at-bat in 2004 as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, which he capped off with a home run against Matt Clement.
During Cora’s post game press conference in Fort Myers, Fla., on Tuesday, a replay of his famous at-bat was playing on the television in the press room. The replay caught Cora’s attention mid-answer, and the Boston bench boss went into a play-by-play, referring to himself in the second person. After homering on the 18th pitch, Cora walked out of the press room in celebratory fashion.
And with that, we have the Red Sox’s first walk-off of the season.
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