No, David Price does not hate playing in Boston
By now, everyone knows that Dan Shaughnessy thinks he’s some really big, important person who wields a ton of power. That said, he attempted to confront David Price earlier this week and claim that Price hated pitching in Boston. Needless to say, your fourth favorite Red Sox starter shut down that idiocy.
According to NESN (another state-owned media outlet, like RT or Sputnik), here is how the exchange went.
Dan: “How do you feel about playing here?”
Price: “I don’t have no problem with it. I need to go out there and pitch better.”
Curly Haired Boyfriend. “But it seems like you hate it here. Do you hate Boston?”
Mr. $31 million per year: “I’ve never said I’ve hated Boston or had a problem with the fans. That’s a perception that’s put on me through you guys (in the media). That’s what that is. It’s like when we were in Minnesota and I said I wasn’t deserving of being an All-Star and didn’t think I should be an All-Star, and then all that crap got put out. It turns into that. So write what you want to write.”
So yeah, that pretty much sums it up. That’s the narrative that they’re putting out there. Someone came up with it and now a bunch of people have been rolling with it for the past few years. I don’t really know what to say about it. At times, he has pitched very well.
The whole situation is annoying. Why can’t we just get to watch vintage David Price dominate the AL East like he used to back in the day and not have to deal with any of this drama? Maybe that’s too much to ask for--because it requires improvement from both sides. However, that’s how a lot of things in life work, including this situation right here.