Red Sox fans react to Cora's departure after cheating scandal
By: Brittany Comak
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) - Members of Red Sox nation in Providence aren't mincing words when it comes to now former Red Sox Manager Alex Cora.
"I'm happy he got fired he deserved it," said Jason Murray of Franklin, Mass.
Many Tuesday night labeled Cora a cheater.
"He's tainted," said Matthew Bedard of Providence.
This comes after Cora and the Red Sox announced a parting of ways Tuesday night after bombshell allegations came out Monday that Cora had been the master-mind behind a sign stealing ploy for the Houston Astros during their 2017 season in which they won the World Series.
"I think he was caught cheating and he's guilty," said Dan Deinzer of Narragansett. "I believe in integrity."
"You really can't go forward with him being your manager knowing what he's done in the past," said Murray.
Fans said Tuesday that whether they parted ways, or fired Cora, something had to happen quickly, with spring training fast approaching.
"I'm bummed," said Nick Estrella of Pawtucket. "Guy won a world series. Played great, I mean he was a player here too. So it's too bad."
Red Sox nation is now turning its attention to the 2020 season and what will become of the team. But they hopeful they'll come back better than ever.
"If we get a new manager we can still win," said Nolan Mclaney of Franklin. "We're still Boston, it's the Red Sox, we have that winning culture. We still have the team that can do it we just need the manager that can put it all together."
Some fans are slightly concerned about the upcoming season since they have little time to find a manager.
But one person nominated former Red Sox Catcher Jason Varitek as an option.