“Alex came up to me and said, ‘Hey, I have this idea,'” Weiss told The Atlantic. “I want to do the photo that defines the game for each game we win.’ We’ll see how long we can keep it going for.”
Weiss loved the idea.
“I thought, ‘That’s awesome,'” he said. “He pitched the idea to me and from there I just kind of ran with it.”
The photos began to pile up quickly. One win, two wins … 10 wins … 108 wins … and, on the eve of the 2018 World Series, there are now 115 photos on Cora’s office wall. Each one represents a win. Each one is a story in itself.
108 wins later. pic.twitter.com/wd3JgZgPZv
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) October 2, 2018
“There’s some cool ones,” said Cora. “David (Price), the complete game. You look and remember every win … That wall, you start looking around, it’s like, wow, that game and that game and that game is powerful.”
It’s cool, and it is breathtaking. The collage captures the journey of one baseball team throughout the season. How it takes 25 (or more) players to win a championship.
This is the wall in Alex Cora’s office that is one snapshot from each of the team’s 53 wins. Was taken pregame before they put up #54 and then they got #55. pic.twitter.com/KgyZANMsAG
— Jon Sciambi (@BoogSciambi) June 29, 2018
But space is getting tight. Can the wall hold four more wins? Alex Cora is confident he has room for four more.
“Yeah, we do,” he was asked at the pre-Series press conference on Monday. “We do have room for four.”
Cora said, after the World Series the Red Sox plan to take them down and donate them to next season’s Jimmy Fund auction. That would be win No. 120.
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) October 23, 2018