Q&A: Joey Cora, who managed both World Series managers
8:13 AM ET
Marly RiveraESPN Writer
Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com.
The connections between the two World Series managers are pretty well-known. Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Alex Cora of the Boston Red Sox were teammates on the Dodgers from 2002-2004 during their big league careers, with Cora manning the middle infield while Roberts patrolled center. But what might be less well-known is that they had already been teammates during winter ball, playing for Caguas in Puerto Rico for Alex’s brother, former major league player Joey Cora. Before the start of the World Series, Marly Rivera caught up with Joey, the man who managed both World Series managers, to get his thoughts on both men and the careers that brought them to this confrontation.
Marly Rivera: Can you talk about your personal experience seeing your brother get to the World Series? Alex has always given you credit for being where he is today.
Joey Cora: There are no words to describe this. I had the opportunity to win a World Series. I played in an All-Star Game and in playoff games. I played with Ken Griffey Jr.,