Alex Cora: ‘We scored 16 at Yankee Stadium. Suck on it!’


The Red Sox victory parade went down in Boston today. It went about how you’d expect such a thing to go at this point. Everyone knows where the Duck Boats are, everyone knows the route. Between the Patriots, Sox, Celtics and Bruins, they’ve done this plenty of times in the past couple of decades.

Still, there were a couple of unexpected things. For example, one member of the Red Sox’ amazing defensive outfield missed an easy catch.

“Hey Mooke Betts! Heads up! Bud Light incoming!”

He was probably just surprised, what with the police saying that alcohol was not allowed on the parade grounds. What could have possibly caused him to expect that there would be beer?!

Alex Cora had a nice moment too. While on the mic, he talked about how people in Boston were all worried after the Sox dropped the second game of the ALDS to the Yankees:

And with that — with the manager of one of the more dominant teams in recent history talking about how no one believed in them — I think we have finally reached the logical end of the “no one believed in us” narrative.


B.J. Upton is going by B.J. Upton again

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Outfielder B.J. Upton went by the name B.J., short for Bossman Junior, through the 2014 season. His father Manny was known as Bossman, hence Bossman Junior. Upton decided he wanted to be referred to by his birth name Melvin starting in 2015, saying that everyone except baseball fans knew him by that name. Now, he’s back to B.J., Scott Boeck of USA TODAY Sports reports.

For those keeping score at home, Upton is the artist formerly and currently known as B.J.

Upton, 34, hasn’t played in the majors since 2016. He signed a minor league deal with the Indians in December 2017 but was released in the middle of last March and wasn’t able to latch on with another team. It seems unlikely he finds his way back to the majors.