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Alex Cora Admits He Bombed Tigers Interview Before Landing Red Sox Job

Alex Cora Admits He Bombed Tigers Interview Before Landing Red Sox Job
Published On: Mon, Feb 11
Apr 22, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers (11) celebrates with manager Alex Cora (20) after he scored against the Oakland Athletics in the seventh inning at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Tigersa€™ loss is the Boston Red Soxa€™s gain.

Alex Cora interviewed for the Tigersa€™ managerial vacancy after the 2017 Major League Baseball season before ultimately interviewing with the Red Sox and becoming Bostona€™s new skipper. Clearly, Cora leftA a strong impressionA on Red Sox owner John Henry and president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, but he apparently didna€™t fare quite as well while meeting with the Tigersa€™ brass.

Yahoo! Sportsa€™ Mark Townsend was given an opportunity to screen a€œAlex Cora: The Making of a Champion,a€ a 60-minute documentary set to premiere Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on MLB Network, and reported over the weekend the Red Sox manager revealsA he a€œbombeda€ his interviewA with the Tigers.

a€œI did the interview, and on the way to the hotel I called (my brother) Joey and I said, a€˜That wasna€™t good,'a€ Cora recalled, according to Townsend.

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