Next season, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora will be seeking to become the first manager to win back-to-back World Series titles since Joe Torre did it with the New York Yankees from 1998 to 2000.
He doesn’t need to search far for advice from a man who has mastered the back-to-back: New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. The Red Sox celebrated their world championship Sunday night at Gillette Stadium before the Patriots’ victory over the Green Bay Packers, and Cora watched Belichick operate.
“The way you see him in silence. He’s thinking,” Cora said, according to Peter King’s “Football Morning in America” column. “He’s calm, very calm. That’s what people say about me. Don’t show emotion, don’t get too high, don’t get too low. Biggest moments of the game, be the same.”
Apparently, he has told Belichick — winner of five Super Bowls, including the consecutive 2004 and ’05 games — that he wants to pick his brain.
“I told (Belichick), ‘We have to catch up because you know a lot about this back-to-back stuff. You have to fill me in how we keep the team focused and how can we do this,'” Cora told King.
Belichick said he was happy to see Cora and members of the Red Sox in attendance Sunday night.
“To see Alex and the great players is certainly inspirational for me,” Belichick said in his postgame news conference. “To talk with them before the game and to have them out there for the start of the game. Again, what a tremendous year they’ve had and set the bar so high for all of the rest of us, but that’s a good thing. That’s where we want it. It was good to have them.”
–Field Level Media