Red Sox manager Alex Cora

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Alex Cora locked in on Bruins Stanley Cup run

Nick Friar
May 17, 2019 - 6:19 pm

Admittedly, Alex Cora isn’t a hockey guy. He doesn’t even describe himself as a fan of the sport. Yet Cora finds himself invested in the Bruins run at the Stanley Cup.

Why? Well, he chalks that up to working in “probably the greatest sports city in the states right now.”

“I mean, this is fun,” he said prior to Friday’s game against the Astros. “I'm not a hockey fan, but I work here and I got caught up watching hockey yesterday. It's been fun. It's been fun. I think Bruce (Cassidy) has done an outstanding job staying in the moment. You see the interviews and they didn't get ahead of themselves. They had to rest players, they rest players. They're in a special situation right now. Hopefully it happens. Having three trophies in the same city at the same time? Wow, that's cool. So, looking forward for — hopefully we can have an off day when they play one of the games. I don't think it's going to happen. I already looked.”

Cora also has his eye on the NBA Playoffs, even though the Celtics were bounced by the Bucks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals — and could soon become the family reject if the Bruins win four more games.

“Amazing run,” Cora said about the B’s. “And you see the vibe of the city. They love their teams here. They love it. Just walking around, it's fun. Hopefully it happens and we can have them here and celebrate here at Fenway."