Monday, July 24, 2017

Globe's Dan Shaughnessy Fleshes Out Price-Eck Feud

Price (L); Eckersley (R)
Veteran Boston Globe sports reporter Dan Shaughnessy published new details of a charter flight encounter between David Price and NESN's Dennis Eckersley. After Eck made an allegedly negative comment about an Eduardo Rodriguez rehab start (actually, he simply said, "Yuck"), Price said this to the Hall of Fame closer as he moved up the aisle on the Red Sox charter flight, "Here he is -- the greatest pitcher who ever lived! This game is easy for him!" As Eckersley attempted a reply, Price stated, "Get the [expletive] out of here!". Then, according to Shaughnessy, many of the players applauded Price's comments. This is a highly disturbing event and raises two concerns: 1.) the destructive petulance of Price and 2.) the seeming 'jock-club' mentality of many Red Sox players. Eckersley is a color commentator. He has a job to do. There's no "safe space" for multi-million dollar athletes to avoid criticism. Grow up and play.