Alex Cora has been manager of the Red Sox for five seasons now, but he’s been a part of the organization, the city of Boston, and Red Sox nation for much longer. Cora was traded to the Red Sox on July 7, 2005, from Cleveland, and instantly started at shortstop for the team that night against the Baltimore Orioles.

Cora reflected on his first game with the team, his initial impressions of Boston and the Red Sox fanbase before diving into his outlook on the state of the Sox as they head into the All-Star break.

For more, check out the video above from the “Ultimate Red Sox Show,” presented by Awaken180 Weightloss.

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