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The Red Sox fired president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski on the night of the Patriots' season opener, released a brief statement to announce the move, and didn't hold a press conference to discuss the matter further.

As a result, manager Alex Cora was unfairly forced to take all questions related to Dombrowski when it should have been ownership taking accountability for their own actions.

Needless to say, it was a puzzling way to handle the sudden firing of a team official. On Tuesday, Red Sox president Sam Kennedy joined WEEI's "Ordway, Merloni & Fauria" to try to explain why the organization decided against holding a formal press conference.

"We just knew it would have been a wholly unsatisfactory experience given that we’re just not going to expand on the statements we provided yesterday," Kennedy said. "I understand the desire for one and the frustration for not having one, but given that we’re not going to expand on what we said in our press statement it just wouldn’t have been satisfactory to anyone.

"Instead, we spent the day yesterday focusing entirely on internal communication. John Henry, Tom Werner, myself, spent the day meeting with the players, everybody in the clubhouse, staff, the baseball operations department and our larger front office and we go on from there. It was a difficult 48 hours but we’re moving forward."


Kennedy admitted in hindsight throwing Cora to the wolves was an unwise decision on the Red Sox brass' part.

"There is no question Alex was in a bad spot and we definitely regret that," Kennedy said. "I said that at the outset. The nature of baseball he’s required to do those two availabilities pre and postgame. We regret that."

Kennedy went on to say despite the outcry, the team still doesn't plan on holding a press conference and instead John Henry and Tom Werner will address the move "in their own way and time."

With the 2019 season nearing its end, the Red Sox now are tasked with finding a replacement for Dombrowski as they move closer to being eliminated from playoff contention.

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