David Price's new Twitch channel went live on Tuesday night, and the Red Sox pitcher streamed himself playing Fortnite while answering questions from fans and trash talking fellow World Series hero Nathan Eovaldi.
Price, nicknamed "slimdunkin1424" on Twitch, was joined by Eovaldi on the stream, although the current free agent didn't have a microphone. Still, Price passed along Red Sox fans' messages telling Eovaldi to re-sign with Boston.
"Everybody wants you to re-sign, and I said no... I said re-sign him and send him to Pawtucket," Price joked to Eovaldi.
Before joking, however, Price answered Sox fans' pleas for Eovaldi to return by saying, "Eovaldi better be re-signing."
Then, for whatever reason, the topic of discussion switched to Eovaldi's diet.
"Nate eats a hot dog without a bun? You know what, MikeMitch? That might be true," Price said. "Because he is a Whole Foods eating, kale salad eating... He does have a soft spot for sweets, I do give him that. It's one of the few things that I like about him."
Price also took a shot at Eovaldi's velocity.
"I don't know if I ever saw Nate throw 102. That's a little too hard for him."
As for non-Eovaldi talk, a viewer asked Price, "How silly is the whole Fortnite/carpal tunnel controversy from last season in hindsight now that you're a champ?" Price answered by saying it's not any more silly now that he's a champion, and that it's caused "by other things, not video games." In other words, it was an overblown and "silly" controversy from the start.
One thing is for sure: Price should be able to play all the Fortnite he wants without worrying about criticism now that he's brought a championship to Boston. And he plans to do just that, saying during the stream his Twitch channel will be active throughout the MLB season, as well.
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