Alex Cora admits to OMF he listens to talk radio

Rob Bradford
February 21, 2019 - 9:55 pm

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Alex Cora isn't going to shy away from the talk shows. In fact, he embraces the conversation.

This was the message passed along by the Red Sox manager when joining Glenn Ordway, Lou Merloni and Christian Fauria at JetBlue Park Thursday for a 20-minute sit-down that touched on Cora's view of his team's White House visit, how he is approaching defending a World Series championship and how he deals with the media.

"I listen to you guys sometimes and I’m like, ‘Man, that’s not …’ But it’s not something I take personally," Cora said. "That’s who I am. I think working at ESPN for four years taught me and Boonie (Yankees manager Aaron Boone) how to deal with it."

Cora said he didn't use to listen to talk radio as a player, but now he's all-in ... for the most part.

"When you guys talk about the Patriots and the Celtics and all that I enjoy it," he said. "When you guys talk about the Red Sox … Angry Lou."

As for the Red Sox' scheduled May 9 visit to the White House, Cora said he is still undecided as to if he is going to attend.

"I was like 100 percent to go after the World Series but then I went home a few things didn’t make sense for me," said Cora, citing the government using relief funds for the manager's native Puerto Rico for other areas.

When it was suggested Cora use the visit to make a point about Puerto Rico's plight he noted, "That was the plan early. So we’ll see."

To listen to the entire interview, click here.