In altercations like the one between David Price and Dennis Eckersley, it gets big enough to where everyone starts to pick a side. In this case, it doesn't seem like many people are backing Price.
Former Sox third baseman Wade Boggs spoke to the Boston Globe's Dan Shaughnessy and backed his former teammate.
“This is ridiculous. Everybody in the game loves Eck. He was a great teammate. And Price? Please. He should ask me what it used to be like to play in Boston. These guys today don’t hear any noise compared to the stuff that was aimed at us. I mean, seriously. 'Yuck?’ Give me a break.
Price rekindled the bad blood between him and Eckersley earlier this week after criticizing the Hall of Famer's comments about him in a profile with the Globe. Eckersley responded, saying Price is his new "Kirk Gibson," in how he can't go anywhere without someone talking about it with him.
What Boggs seems to be referencing here are Price's claims that Eckersley wasn't well-liked among his former teammates, citing an MLB Network documentary about Eck that did not include any of his past teammates. Those claims turned out to be false, since the documentary included multiple former player's speaking highly of the right-hander.
Price did follow up the headlines he created off the field with strong play on it. On Friday night against one of the worst teams in baseball in the Orioles, Price surrendered six earned runs in just four innings, leading to an embarrassing loss for the Red Sox.
The former Cy Young award-winner has been a target of much criticism based on his past struggles in the bullpen and his affection for Fortnite. After the leading the Red Sox to a World Series championship with exceptional pitching against the Astros and Dodgers especially, it's really a shame that Price is back battling with the media over something that was definitely avoidable.
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