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Alex Cora has finally won over his most difficult fan -- his mom, Iris

John Tomase
October 23, 2018 - 5:55 pm

Alex Cora has finally earned the attention of an honored guest at the World Series – his mom.

Her name is Iris and she told her son she’d come over from Puerto Rico and watch him manage when he reached the World Series.

“I got mad at her, honestly,” Cora said. “I was like, when I didn’t see her, I thought she was playing the, ‘I’m going to to surprise him,’ and then she didn’t come and I called here and I was like are you kidding me? She said I’m sorry. I felt bad afterwards. World Series or bust. That’s what she said.”

She’s here now, along with a crowd Cora estimates at about 25 people, including his daughter, Camilla, and his brother, Joey.

“Too many,” Cora said. “It’s getting expensive.”

And as for his mom?

“She’s all in,” he said.