Alex Cora on OMF explains why he's not panicking after rough start

Ryan Hannable
April 11, 2019 - 3:27 pm

Things are not off to a great start for the Red Sox this season, as they are 3-9 and do not look even close to the same team as last year when they won the World Series despite having virtually the same roster.

But, appearing on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria on Thursday, manager Alex Cora didn't seem concerned as he isn't the type to get too low, just like he didn't get too high last year.

“Even last year when the thing was great, I didn’t believe the hype," he said. "I know there’s more important things. And this is life. This is who I am. I learned a few years ago that this is just a game. I understand how big the game is here in the city that we play. I come here and nobody is going to take the joy out of me. I love the game. I love what I do on a daily basis. Regardless of the results, I mean it is not fun, we want to get going and start playing better, but that is who I am. This is who I am. I am going to come here, prepare everyday and be ready to go and to put the players in a position to be successful.

"I don’t think my body language in the dugout now is different than Game 5 or 4 of the World Series. I have a job to do and the job is to win ballgames, but at the same time I put everything in perspective and understand there’s 162 games. Just like I told the guys the other day, I said, ‘Remember last year when we were like 6-1, we didn’t believe the hype. Don’t believe this either.’ This is going to even out. How soon? It is up to us, obviously. We need to pitch better. That is the bottom line. When we pitch better things are going to start changing.”

Cora and the Red Sox hope to turn things around at home, as 16 of their next 21 games are at Fenway Park.

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