11 months ago, the Boston Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora due to his involvement in the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal. They parted ways in a hurry and seemed ready to move on as Cora faced a one-year suspension. Cora had a record of 192-132 with a World Series victory in two seasons as Red Sox manager.
Boston replaced Cora with Ron Roenicke, moving him into an interim role. After an ugly 2020 season in which the team went 24-36 in the shortened season, Roenicke’s time is over as manager. On Friday, Jon Heyman reported the Red Sox are re-hiring Cora.
The news couldn’t come at a more perfect time. The 2020 Presidential Election is on the verge of coming to a close. Joe Biden has taken leads in Pennsylvania and Georgia and Decision Desk HQ has called PA for Biden, which would get him over 270 electoral votes for victory. Major media might be calling this thing soon and most of the free world won’t even be thinking about the Red Sox bringing back their recently suspended manager.
Well done, Red Sox.