Why Red Sox Did Not Hold Press Conference After Dave Dombrowski Parting


It’s been a whirlwind of a few days for the Boston Red Sox.

Closing the opening week of September, eyes were not on the field — where Boston’s postseason’s hopes hit a new low — but in the front office.

The Red Sox announced Sunday night they had parted ways with president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowksi.

Dombrowski spent four seasons in Boston, winning three American League East Division titles and, of course, bringing home a World Series title in 2018. The announcement of the move wasn’t entirely shocking, but the timing of it certainly was, with Red Sox brass opting to pull the plug before the season was over.

Team officials did not hold an official press conference along with the move, leaving manager Alex Cora to answer many of the questions from reporters. Team President and CEO Sam Kennedy on Tuesday apologized for the position they put Cora in on WEEI’s “Ordway, Merloni and Fauria.” He also explained why a more formal press conference was not held, saying there was nothing to expand on outside of the team’s release.

“We regret that Alex Cora was put in a very difficult position,” Kennedy said, via Chris Mason of the Eagle-Tribune. “We knew that (a press conference) would have been a wholly unsatisfactory experience”

As for Cora, Kennedy assured that the manager’s job is safe for next season.

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