Boston Red Sox Photos: Manager Alex Cora Visits Home Town.

Last week, the Boston Red Sox, Manager Alex Cora, JetBlue, and City of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh conducted a relief trip to Puerto Rico, bringing one of several JetBlue cargo freights to the island and delivering nearly 10 tons of supplies to aid Hurricane Maria recovery efforts.  

The group, which included Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy, and Red Sox Assistant General Manager Eddie Romero, delivered a JetBlue plane filled with essentials such as medical supplies and vaccines, water filtration systems, first aid kits, flashlights, diapers, and food for distribution to areas in need throughout the island.

Upon arrival at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, the plane was met by Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez, Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló, and Caguas Mayor William Miranda Marin. The group then made a trip to the city of Caguas, Cora’s hometown, located 16 miles south of San Juan. In Caguas, food, water, and supplies were given out to nearly 300 families. 

I was along for the journey from beginning to end. I never thought I’d be in a situation where I would fly down and back to Puerto Rico in one day, but that’s what we did. This was a great cause championed by Cora and put into action by the Red Sox. 

It was neat to have full access to Alex throughout the day, and while I got some unique moments, as I look back on this take I think I could have done a better job in gathering more images that show a sense of place. We were only on the ground for 3 hours, so time was short in relation to the list of “must-have” shots I needed to get, but still, this is something to keep in mind for next time!

Great work to everyone in the Boston Red Sox front office in making this incredible trip happen. 

 

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