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Alex Cora humbled by Bill Belichick wishing Red Sox well

Ryan Hannable
October 05, 2018 - 5:08 pm

Following the Patriots' 38-24 win over the Colts Thursday night, Bill Belichick made sure to wish the Red Sox well against the Yankees before stepping away from the podium.

"With that I'd just like to wish the Red Sox well in their playoff series," he said. "We're pulling for them."

Speaking before Friday's Game 1 of the ALDS, Alex Cora was asked his thoughts on the comments and the Red Sox manager said he's humbled Belichick is paying attention.

"Was he intense? That's awesome," Cora said. "That's cool. I mean, like I've been saying all along, to play sports and follow sports in this city at this time is unreal. The Patriots and the Bruins and Celtics and us. What we've been doing the last few years, it's fun.

"I'm humble because he's paying attention. He was here at one of the games. He was there with Tony [La Russa] and Dave [Dombrowski]. He knows what's going on, which is cool. I have the utmost respect for him. He's one of the best, if not the greatest. And for him to pay attention is cool. I know the guys like that."

With the Patriots off for the weekend, maybe Belichick could be making a special appearance at Fenway Park this weekend.

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