Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Jim Rice Weighs In On Eckersley-Price Controversy

David Price (L); Jim Rice (R)
Hall-Of-Famer Jim Rice appeared at a luncheon in Colonie, New York today in advance of the New York-Penn League All-Star Game. Not surprisingly, he was asked about the recent dust-up between fellow Hall-Of-Famer Dennis Eckersley and Red Sox pitcher David Price. Said Rice: "The media is soft right now. Think about when I played the game. If he thinks this is hard right now, the media in Boston used to be much tougher. You get criticized because you’re not doing your job. If you do your job, you get praised. They used to criticize me, and I played there 15 years." We would strongly advise Price not to call out 'Jim Ed' the next time he's in the Red Sox clubhouse.