"We Stole That F-----g World Series!": Alex Cora Bragged About Astros 2017 Thievery

A new book detailing the Houston Astros' 2017 sign-stealing scandal reveals that Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, who was right in the middle of it with the Astros as bench coach at the time, reportedly bragged to the 2018 Red Sox, "We stole that f-----g World Series!"

The book, called “Winning Fixes Everything: How Baseball’s Brightest Minds Created Sports’ Biggest Mess" by Evan Drellich, drops on Feb. 14. It details the Astros' illegal scheme, and says that during late-night gatherings with his new Red Sox team, “especially when they started drinking," Cora would boast to his new charges about the stealing of the Series. 

According to MassLive, an unnamed Red Sox player from that 2018 team, on which Cora was a first-time manager, is quoted in the book as follows:

We knew the Astros did (steal signs) because Alex Cora told us. He said that when they played the Dodgers, ‘We already knew what everybody was throwing before we even got on base. We didn’t have to get on base.’ And everybody was like, ‘What the hell does that mean?’

Cora served a one-year suspension when MLB's investigation and ruling on the Astros scandal came out in 2020, but the Red Sox re-hired him 10 months later. Cora had taken the BoSox to the World Series title in his first season as manager in '18.  

Yes, the Astros stealing the World Series is the scandal that just keeps on giving. 

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