Alex Cora: 'I work in probably the greatest sports city' originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com
The city of Boston has had a great year in sports. While the city's grand slam hopes were crushed after the Boston Celtics were eliminated from the NBA Playoffs, the team could still have a three-championship year. The Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots have already taken home titles, and the Boston Bruins are in the Stanley Cup Final.
The Boston fans are excited about the prospect of another championship, but some members of the teams are excited too. Red Sox manager Alex Cora is one of them, and he expressed excitement about the Bruins' chances for a title and the city's overall success in the past year.
"I work in probably the greatest sports city in the States right now," Cora said. "I mean, this is fun. I'm not a hockey fan, but I work here and I got caught up watching hockey yesterday. It's been fun. I think Bruce has done an outstanding job staying in the moment.
"They're in a special situation right now. Hopefully it happens. Having three trophies in the same city at the same time? Wow, that's cool. Hopefully we can have an off day when they play one of the games. I don't think it's going to happen; I already looked."
Considering that the Red Sox are playing 33 of the next 34 days, it seems unlikely that they will get time to see a game. But, the team still offered their support and per Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe, they had Bruins caps on their locker room chairs ahead of the series with the Astros.
And though the Red Sox may not make it to a Bruins game, Cora indicated that the Bruins could pay a visit to Fenway if they do emerge victoriously.
"Amazing run," said Cora. "You see the vibe of the city. They love their teams here, they love it... hopefully it happens and we can have them here to celebrate here at Fenway."
The Bruins still have to win four more games before the city of Boston can lay claim to three trophies. They will take on either the San Jose Sharks or St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup Final. Currently, the Sharks hold a 2-1 edge in the Western Conference Final.
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