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Alex Cora reacts to getting hit by beer can during World Series parade

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora on Thursday downplayed an unfortunate incident during Wednesday’s World Series parade during which he and his daughter had a beer can thrown at them by a fan.

Video of the incident shows a seemingly irritated Cora looking into the crowd in the area from which the opened beer can was thrown.

The Red Sox skipper explained what was going through his mind at the moment.

“I panicked because it kind of like hit me and hit my daughter,’ Cora told reporters, via NESN. “You ask my daughter, she didn’t care. She was like, ‘Hey, it’s part of it.’ I don’t know.

“I know the kid didn’t mean to hurt anybody. It’s dangerous, but it is what it is. I guess he apologized; I don’t know where he is right now, but we’re fine, actually.”

Cora surprisingly demonstrated a good sense of humor about the incident.

“I’ve just got to be ready to make that play next time,” Cora joked.

Patrick Connolly, 19, of Sandwich, Mass., arrested and charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. He also faces minor in possession of alcohol and disorderly conduct charges in relation to the incident. Connolly insisted it was not his intent to hit Cora or the Red Sox manager’s daughter.