Alex Cora takes victory lap on Twitter against critics of him and the Red Sox bullpen

Oct 28, 2018; Los Angeles, CA: Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora hoists the Commissioner's Trophy after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)
Oct 28, 2018; Los Angeles, CA: Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora hoists the Commissioner's Trophy after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium. (Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

Alex Cora made it clear earlier in the postseason that he has a bit of an antenna up when it comes to criticism of the Red Sox. He stood up for David Price against harsh criticism from Evan Roberts on the MLB Network. And now that he and the Sox are World Series champions, he's taking a much-deserved victory lap on Twitter.

Specifically, against those who doubted the Red Sox bullpen. Cora responded to a tweet by NBC Sports' D.J. Short, which simply pointed out the Red Sox' bullpen dominance with some eye-popping stats, with a simple shrug. You like to picture Cora having a smirk of satisfaction as he posted this:

And before that, Cora responded to a tweet by the MLB Network's Brian Kenny, who channeled Bob Uecker in Major League 2 by questioning one of Cora's managerial decisions during the Red Sox' 18-inning loss in Game 3. Cora's response? Another shrug.

In the end, just about every move Cora made turned to gold for the Red Sox. He won in spite of a handful of managerial missteps that helped contribute to the Red Sox' only loss of the World Series. But for the most part, he was impeccable and his players rewarded him. Ultimately, you could make the case that no one made a bigger difference from last year's team to this year than Cora.

Have a day, Alex. You deserve it.

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