David Price

David Price

Before David Price ever joined the Red Sox, he intimated that their fans could be particularly nasty towards him on social media.

It appears that behavior extended to Fenway Park.

In a lengthy interview with the Boston Globe from his native Nashville, Price said that bullpen catcher Mike Brenly and security had to stand up for him as he took abuse while warming up during a disappointing debut season.

The taunts occasionally turned racial in nature, the paper reported.

“I got it all,” Price told the paper. “It’s all right. I don’t care about that. My mom is white and my dad is black. I’ve heard that since I’ve been in school. There’s nothing you can say to me that I haven’t heard before. Your ignorance is not going to affect what I’m trying to do. But I feel sad it’s still out there.”

For more on Price’s comments and how we should interpret them, click here.

Blog Author: 
John Tomase

Before David Price ever joined the Red Sox, he intimated that their fans could be particularly nasty towards him on social media.

It appears that behavior extended to Fenway Park.

David Price had a rough Red Sox debut in 2016. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports)Think David Price wants out of Boston so badly that he's counting the days until he can opt out of his contract following the 2018 season?



He was so good.

If you weren’t alive, or too young, to watch Bo Jackson do what he did on the football gridirons and baseball diamonds, you missed out. The best example I can give in terms of comparing Jackson to today’s baseball player? Think Mike Trout.

Bo Jackson. (Shanna Lockwood/USA Today Sports)

Bo Jackson. (Shanna Lockwood/USA Today Sports)

He was so good.

If you weren’t alive, or too young, to watch Bo Jackson do what he did on the football gridirons and baseball diamonds, you missed out. The best example I can give in terms of comparing Jackson to today’s baseball player? Think Mike Trout.

Before you start screaming that this guy who finished his 694-game major league career with a career .250 batting average and .784 OPS shouldn’t be uttered in the same breath as Major League Baseball’s best all-around player, understand that we have to deal in the “what might have been’s” when it comes to Bo. And while that doesn’t do anything for the argument supporting his skills, it should be a very real conversation after what he told USA Today:

“If I knew now what I had known back then,” Jackson tells USA TODAY Sports, “I would have never played football. Never. I wish I had known about all of those head injuries, but no one knew that. And the people that did know that, they wouldn’t tell anybody.”>Jackson told the publication, “I would have never played football. Never. I wish I had known about all of those head injuries, but no one knew that. And the people that did know that, they wouldn’t tell anybody.

“The game has gotten so violent, so rough. We’re so much more educated on this CTE stuff (chronic traumatic encephalopathy), there’s no way I would ever allow my kids to play football today.

“Even though I love the sport, I’d smack them in the mouth if they said they wanted to play football.

“I’d tell them, ‘Play baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, just anything but football.'”

So what would have happened if Jackson never played football? For one, we know that he would have played baseball a lot longer since it was a football injury that ended his playing days. And secondly, the holes in his game (he had a big league high 172 strikeouts in his All-Star season of 1989) would most certainly have been tightened up.

Here’s something to chew on: Jackson had 141 home runs in his 2,626 plate appearances. In the same number of trips to the plate (getting him to Aug. 2, 2015), Trout totaled 130.

His baseball numbers are so far off from Cooperstown-worthy it’s hard to even bring up the argument that he might already be in the Hall of Fame if football never entered into the equation. But, considering the transcendent type of talent Jackson was, it’s worth at least a passing thought.

Bo always knew how to get us the edge of our seat, and, with one comment, today is no different.

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Blog Author: 
Rob Bradford

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We don’t have video of Chris Sale pitching in a Red Sox uniform quite yet, so the reality of seeing Yoan Moncada in a White Sox uniform might be tough to take. But, it’s time to face reality: the guy who was going to start his superstar status with the Red Sox in 2017 is now taking batting practice wearing White Sox garb.

We don’t have video of Chris Sale pitching in a Red Sox uniform quite yet, so the reality of seeing Yoan Moncada in a White Sox uniform might be tough to take. But, it’s time to face reality: the guy who was going to start his superstar status with the Red Sox in 2017 is now taking batting practice wearing White Sox garb.

The video was taken at the White Sox’ mini-camp in Arizona. It is uncertain if Moncada is going to break spring training with the big league club, with Chicago initially wanting to keep the Red Sox’ former top prospect at second base.

Talking with reporters (including MLB.com), Moncada revealed the change of organizations was a bit of shock.

“That was unexpected. I thought I would stay with [Boston] for a long time,” said Moncada, who has been joined by his parents, Manuel Moncada and Maria Caridad in the United States. “But that’s when you realize this is a business and I have the opportunity to play with this team now, and to be great for this team.”

Blog Author: 
Rob Bradford
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