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Former manager blasts Alex Cora's dismissive wave at Phil Nevin in middle of Red Sox-Yankees brawl

John Tomase
April 12, 2018 - 12:31 pm

Alex Cora has wasted no time making enemies on the Yankees, and according to the New York Daily News, a former big league manager thinks he handled himself poorly during Wednesday's brawl.

Specifically, the manager said, he didn't like the way Cora dismissively waved off Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin from his own dugout after the latter was ejected. Yes Network cameras caught Cora waving Nevin off the field and drawing a box with his hands as if to say, "Get back in your box." The manager told the Daily News's John Harper that Cora's actions were out of line.

"That was bush-league stuff," the former manager said, speaking of Cora. "You don't disrespect the other coaching staff like that. Nevin is a well-respected guy in the game, a former No. 1 pick … the guy had a good career. What has Cora done? He's a first-year manager, he's not Mike Scioscia.

"I don't know what was said, but Cora was waving Nevin away like, 'you're not on my level.' And (Cora) was back in the dugout by then. It looked like that got (Aaron) Boone fired up, and I don't blame him.

"You do that to someone on my staff, and we're going to have a problem. So that's what I think will lead to more bad blood at some point."

Check out the video below and judge for yourself: was Cora out of line?

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