Red Sox Rumor: Pedroia One Of The Players Cheering For Price When He Ambushed Eckersley
Have a source close to Eckersley who claims that Pedroia "was cheering for Price aggressively. Enough for Eck to mention" on the team plane
— Fred Toucher (@FredToucher) July 27, 2017
The cheering was for when David Price ambushed NESN color-man Dennis Eckersley on the team plane as it was headed to Toronto late last month. This is an unconfirmed report. With Toucher having a source claiming Pedroia “was cheering aggressively” for Price.
Pedroia has always been a bit of a fan favorite. With the second basemen’s mantra being lead by example with extraordinary efforts on the field. Pedroia’s antics this season could cause any fan to be turned off from the veteran though.
Earlier this season the situation between Pedroia, the team, and the Baltimore Orioles was one that put a blemish on Pedey’s image. Many will remember him throwing his team under the bus and being a pushover in the incident with Manny Machado.
Rob Bradford of WEEI has a source that disputes Pedroia’s involvement. It is worth mentioning though that CSNNE confirmed the Fred Toucher report.
At the moment it is unclear who was involved.
Source who witnessed Price/Eck incident on the plane insists Pedroia wasn't near group involved and not at all involved in player reaction
— Rob Bradford (@bradfo) July 27, 2017