Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora had some things to say about New York Yankees fans booing his former team in the Houston Astros relentlessly earlier this week.
Cora spoke with the media about the incident. He largely expected the Astros players to be booed by the Yankees fans, even in front of a less-than-capacity crowd. He envisions playing in front of a packed house at Yankee Stadium is not going to go over well for the former Astros assistant coach either. All the while, Cora says he is comfortable with all the booing. If not, he would not be back.
Cora wishes this sign-stealing scandal did not negatively impact Carlos Beltran this badly, though.
Alex Cora is okay with New York Yankees fans booing Houston Astros players
After spending a year out of baseball, the Red Sox rehired Cora to be their manager because what is shame really? Boston had a disastrous season without him at the helm last year. The Red Sox currently have the best record in the American League East at 19-13. Their .594 winning percentage is the best in baseball in the early part of May. Cora seems to have fixed the Red Sox.
The 2017 sign-stealing scandal will be a black mark for any of the players and coaches involved. It will take years for the Astros to get back into good graces with casual baseball fans. While other fanbases will find new and creative ways to heckle the Astros, a tip of the cap to what the Yankees did earlier this week when Houston came to town. It was pure entertainment to say the very least.
Cora may embrace being booed now, but you don’t know how you’ll react until it happens to you.