There is a royal wedding in 10 days, or so I have read while waiting in the grocery store checkout line. They — the paparazzi, that is — claim it’s kind of a big deal.
The Boston Red Sox fired manager John Farrell on Wednesday, just two days after the team was eliminated from the post season by the Houston Astros. Farrell managed the Sox for five seasons (432-378, .533). He led the Red Sox to three 90+ win seasons, including a World Series title in 2013, his first season in Boston.
No one is more serious about the game of baseball than Alex Cora. Well, maybe, Daniel Murphy.
When I think of Cora, I think of two things: one, his 18-pitch at bat against the Los Angeles Dodgers and, two, my short conversation with him in 2009, when he was playing for the New York Mets. Let’s begin with the latter first.
It’s the final weekend of July. Baseball season hits the “dog days” of summer and the highly-anticipated trade deadline on Monday at 4 p.m. (edt).
I started the week by writing about what I believe will happen to some of our favorite Mets players at the deadline.
It’s been a busy week. Let’s recap what you might have missed and get you caught up.