Sitting on Alex Cora's desk in the visiting manager's office at Yankee Stadium were two bottles of chilled champagne and a handwritten note congratulating him.
After waiting a few days, the Boston Red Sox finally got to break out the bubbly in the Bronx.
Mookie Betts and the Red Sox won their third consecutive AL East championship Thursday night, clinching on enemy turf with an 11-6 victory over the rival New York Yankees.
"It feels good, man. We're not going to hide it," said Cora, the rookie manager of the Red Sox. "We're going to celebrate. We're going to enjoy it. This is a tough division. That team we just played, they're amazing."