Boston Red Sox Talk: Veteran Pitcher David Price On His Blowup On Media “I Stand Behind It”
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price hasn’t been a big fan of the media in Boston so far this season. On Wednesday night he blew up on the media with an expletive filled tirade directed towards members of the media who were present.
For those thinking Price would apologize you would be wrong as the pitcher failed to back down or even apologize for his breakout.
“No, I don’t” Price told reporters when asked if he had anything to say about the confrontation with the media. “Stand behind it.”
Price went 5 innings on Thursday against the New York Yankees and allowed 6 runs on 8 hits and pitched way below what is expected of him. Despite his troubles against New York he would not blame the previous nights outburst as the reason.
“Absolutely not,” the pitcher told reporters.
With all that happened the night before one could assume his focus was off with Price walking for batters and failing to control his pitches. But he once again declined to connect the two and claims his focus was good despite getting torched by New York.
“Good. No, it was not tough at all to focus today,” he added. “This is baseball. Stuff happens. It happens to the best of the best. It happened to me tonight. I happened to me tonight. I get to go home, see my family, see my kid, see my dogs, my mother-in-law … I’ll be ready in five days.”
Prior to Thursday’s start, Red Sox manager John Farrell said he would talk to Price about his outburst after his start in order to keep his pitcher focused. After the game Price said Farrell hadn’t talked to him about the instance yet and said an discussion he has with Farrell will be private.