FORT MYERS, Fla. – The tragedy struck the Red Sox camp again.
The team announced that it had previously closed the media access to club members because of the urgency of the player's family. No other details have been given.
Meeting with the media Red Sox director Alex Cora spoke for nine minutes of the struggle the team was enduring, also offering a thought-provoking message about the importance of the organization staying together as a family.
This is what Cora had to say:
"It's difficult, it's very difficult, we went through Nick (Cafardo), and now we're going through it, it's not easy, honestly, just start thinking about the same things I said last week, feeling the same as today, the same feelings, one thing about the band, I'm coming, David (Price) put it in 150 characters, that's who we are. that we feel for each other, for all that we experienced last year, it was great, but the coolest thing is you really became a family.You start to look at everything we have crossed, it was great, but there are some days when you look back and you tell yourself, yes, that's what makes this event special, as they were there for me when JD's son passed, they were there for me, in the same way that I'm going to be there for them. World Series, how special it was that parents come to me and tell me how proud they are because of the location of the child and all that. It hurts, it's hard, it's something that I know that's part of it because that's life. I said it last week. It's not about what's happening on the ground. It's the other thing that's going on and we'll have great days, then difficult days, but in the end, we'll care about each other. We turn the page on what is happening on the ground and we are very close. Were very close. This is a special group. They are very special. They are very close and they spend time together and yes, everything will be fine, we know it. It puts everything in perspective. It's just a game. Yes, it's a tough day. It's a difficult day. "
"I've been … I've been thinking about it all season, to forget about repeating, and all that, I'm crazy about all that, I know who we are as I am." As we are talented and what we can do If you look back, last year, we did not have to suffer a lot of negative things, so you know that when you sign this contract, it's a bit different to be a head coach at college, you become your guardian, this coach takes better care of my child.
"The way I approach this job, I said right away, there is no line here, all this to be too close.And that's why That's why, because I know I'm going to start the game and we're going to prepare for the games and all that, but there's more.
"I read this book, Kevin knows it, he talks about Pep Guardiola, the Spanish football coach.A friend of mine told me to go read this book.He knew why and now that I'm in the book, he played for Barcelona, he was unreal with them, he became a legend and when he played they were nicknamed the Dream Team, they were great, and he became a coach. not for anything else, but as he said, he can only train this team for four years, for a short time, because of emotions and other things. not say that I want to manage.For only four years, but reading the book and what he said, for some reason … I am a believer.I think God has control of everything and there is a reason for which I started reading this, I am not a reader, it is part of it.
"I will never question God's plans, I will never question him, but at the same time, you sometimes think," Why? "Not to question his plan, but why does it happen, you know what I mean, it's part of the equation, it's part of the job, one thing is for sure. Family room provide valuable support to the property We are all together We can say all the clichés We are family But we are, We care about each other We are attentive to what happens to families to children and to everyone, it sucks, but that's part of it and we're here for each other.
(On the difficulty of the day) "Very hard, just like you, it's not like it was not difficult for us but obviously Nick was closer to you, so probably the same agreement. our preparation and this group is going up there and we will be going in. We will play the game and be one for the other.It will be a difficult day.It will not be a fun day.