Red Sox Receive Hero’s Welcome in Puerto Rico

As part of their championship celebrations Red Sox manager Alex Cora and various Red Sox employees, players and executives traveled to Cora’s native Puerto Rico today to continue the celebrations.

Cora was accompanied by Red Sox chairman Tom Werner, president and CEO Sam Kennedy and players Brock Holt, Sandy Leon, David Price, Eduardo Rodriguez and Christian Vazquez also joined in on the trip.

After landing in San Juan, a police escort brought the team and the trophy about 16 miles south to Cora’s hometown of Caguas for the celebration. They rode in an open-topped truck, hoisting the trophy as they waved at the fans.

Cora was exceptionally active in raising awareness for relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria, so it must have been beyond a thrill for the first-year manager to celebrate an incredible accomplishment back home.

This is the team’s second trip to Puerto Rico this year as Cora led the team on a relief trip in January, when they delivered nearly 10 tons of supplies to aid recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria.