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Dodgers: Former Astros Coach Alex Cora Used to Brag About Cheating vs LA

Back in 2017, the Dodgers should have won the World Series, but instead the Astros cheated to win in seven games. The Astros cheated because they’re cheaters, and cheating is what cheaters do.

It’s been over five years since the cheating Astros cheated to beat the Dodgers in the World Series, and it’s been about three years since we found out about the cheating Astros’ cheating, but there’s still information trickling out. The current source of information is a book by Evan Drellich, one of the writers who broke the story about the cheating Astros being cheaters.

Here’s the latest: Alex Cora, the bench coach for the cheating Astros who helped mastermind and implement the cheating, moved on to manage the Red Sox and used to brag to his new team that his old team cheated to win the World Series.

Now, some people (mostly Houston radio hosts whose livelihood depends on defending the Astros) will throw out red herrings. “The Dodgers lost two games at Dodger Stadium!” they’ll shout-tweet, as if that changes the fact that they also lost two games in Houston when the Astros were cheating. We can’t expect intellectual honesty or critical thinking skills from someone who has so much invested in grasping at these particular straws.

Cora clearly knew what they did violated both the letter and the spirit of every MLB rule about technology and sign-stealing. It’s a shame that commissioner Rob Manfred felt it necessary to strike a deal with the union to keep the players from being punished for their actions, but it’s even more of a shame that both Cora and AJ Hinch are both managing baseball teams after showing a complete lack of anything resembling the leadership skills required to do so.

The Dodgers won a legitimate World Series in 2020, and the Astros won cleanly (as far as we know) in 2022, so this is mostly old news. But as fans of the team that got cheated, when we hear about one of the cheaters openly bragging about the cheating, we’re allowed to be a little annoyed all over again that the cheaters basically got off scot-free, no matter what some overpaid Houston talking head says.

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.


  1. Get over it! By the way, 2020 is not a legitimate world series. Not for a 60 game season.

    1. The series win in 2020 was far more legitimate than the 2017 “win” the Astros had to cheat to get.
      Please note that all the teams played the same 60 games and the Dodgers prevailed where the others didn’t.
      Nothing not legitimate about that!

    2. I’m 100% positive you’d be saying the EXACT same thing if your favorite team was in the Dodgers shoes, right? Idiot.

  2. The other funny thing about Astros fans throwing out the “but they lost 2 games at home” thing is that they saw a World Series up close and personal in 2019 where their favorite team lost EVERY SINGLE GAME AT HOME! Baseball teams lose games at home all the damn time. Acting like that’s some kind of excuse for their cheating is pathetic.

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