Red Sox manager Alex Cora may not have liked Eduardo Rodriguez mocking Houston star Carlos Correa’s “my time” celebration in Boston’s 12-3 win Monday night at Fenway Park, but the Houston slugger didn’t have a problem with it.
In fact, Correa actually embraced Rodriguez mockingly pointing to his own wrist when he got the Houston star shortstop to ground out to second for the final out of his impressive six innings of work on the way to the victory.
“He did my celebration," Correa said, per NBC Sports Boston. "I thought it was kind of cool. It's just the way baseball should trend moving forward. We talk about making baseball fun, we talk about baseball growing and more people watching the sport, you need things like that. You need things like that, you need to let the players have fun. I loved it, personally. I think the game should move in that direction where you can show emotions, you can be yourself, and you can keep it real.”
Much like Correa earned the right to point to his wrist after a home run that helped Houston win the first game of the ALCS, Rodriguez did the same by pitching six innings and allowing just three runs on five hits with seven strikeouts to help the Red Sox take a 2-1 lead in the series.
“There's a lot of fakeness out there that the cliché answers that you get," Correa said. "I feel like players should be more real, players should be able to express themselves and have fun. I loved every single bit of it.