(CBS Local: Boston)
More positive news out of Red Sox Camp, as John Farrell addressed the media today and said that David Price will be given the opportunity to throw this Friday. Price, of course, had that Tommy John scare this time last week, before getting a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews. This second opinion revealed no ligament damage to Price's pitching arm, and he was given a 7-10 day timetable before the Sox would reevaluate the situation.
However, in a time where Sox Nation should feel rejoiced, we once again find ourselves shaking our heads at the 33-year-old left-hander. In an interview with the Boston Globe's Stan Grossfield, Price had some more comments about how Red Sox fans feel about him:
For the full interview, you can click the link here. It's actually a very good interview, in my opinion.
For starters, I have no problem with David Price voicing his opinion, and having fun on Twitter. It doesn't have to be all business ALL the time. But he does need to realize something. This is the Boston market. The only time the fans actually care about what you do off the field is if you're a criminal or if you're an average player. But when you are making the amount of money that David Price is making, the fans don't really care what he does off the field, as long as he is performing. The fans should, and probably do, think you're a great person. We love that you have your own charity, as well as doing other stuff in the community. But your job is to go out and pitch every fifth day.
This isn't Tampa Bay or Detroit anymore, DP. The Red Sox and their fans have World Series aspirations, and just want you to be at the top of your game. That is what is important to us. Not if you're a raging tool bag or not.