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Saturday, May 04, 2019

David Price wants MLB to “come clean” on the juiced baseballs

We’ve talked a lot about juiced baseballs over the past couple of years. The evidence that the seams are shorter and that the ball has less drag on it is pretty clear and the numbers are undeniable.

March/April 2019 witnessed more homers — 1144 — than any month in baseball history. On a per game average, that comes out to 2.62 per game, which is one of the highest rates for a month in Major League history. Keep in mind, of course, that the first month of the season usually sees the lowest home run rates of the year due to the cold weather. It’s only going to get worse. Or better, depending on what you think of homers.

You know who doesn’t like home runs? Pitchers. And one pitcher really wants Major League Baseball to own up to the juiced baseballs.

I forget- does anyone still really dig the long ball at this point?

QLE Posted: May 04, 2019 at 04:39 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: david price, juiced baseballs

Friday, May 03, 2019

David Price has become Boston Red Sox’s most outspoken man, doesn’t care if he’s criticized for it; ‘I don’t give a (expletive)’

BOSTON — David Price has been the Boston Red Sox’s best starting pitcher so far in 2019 with a 3.60 ERA, 3.19 FIP and 11.1 strikeouts per nine innings in his five starts. He has also been Boston’s most outspoken player.

On a Red Sox team where many players are guarded around the media, Price, who will start for the Red Sox on Thursday in Chicago vs. the White Sox, is speaking his mind. He’s not holding back. He’s unaware of how his opinions have been received by the Boston media, and he’s not concerned about it, he said.

“I don’t know. One, I don’t care. Two, I don’t look for it. Three, I don’t give a (expletive). Period. Period,” Price said at Fenway Park earlier this week.

Price first spoke out about how Major League Baseball “needs to step up” with marketing its superstars, including African-American players.

Disappointingly, it seems that, for all his outspokenness, he had nothing to say on the record about Chris Sale.

 

QLE Posted: May 03, 2019 at 03:51 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: david price, red sox

Monday, April 15, 2019

From malcontent to masterful: How David Price became indispensable to the Red Sox

Somebody should rummage through the discarded laundry of the 2014 Red Sox and find a t-shirt that’s only to be worn on the days David Price pitches.

“He’s the Ace.”

Three years after signing a record $217 million contract and two years after watching it nearly all burn, Price has claimed his place atop the Red Sox rotation in a comeback that might not reach Tiger Woods levels, but certainly deserves its own extended golf clap.

A one-time candidate for highest-paid malcontent in sports, Price has emerged from his darkest days in Boston to stabilize the defending World Series champions.

Mind you, with the Red Sox’s starting pitching in the position that they are in, that’s not hard to do at all….

 

QLE Posted: April 15, 2019 at 07:44 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: david price, red sox

Saturday, April 06, 2019

David Price blasts MLB for failing to market Red Sox star Mookie Betts

David Price wants to see more of MVP teammate Mookie Betts on TV, beyond the on-field show Betts puts forth daily.

Price told reporters Friday that MLB is wasting an opportunity to attract younger fans, specifically fans of color, by not making an effort to promote one of the sport’s best players.

Mind you, MLB in the current day seems remarkably incompetent at marketing any of its players, so….

 

QLE Posted: April 06, 2019 at 07:59 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: david price, mlb, mookie betts

Friday, February 15, 2019

Why is David Price wearing No. 10? Red Sox hurler keeps switch a mystery

David Price wants the jersey sleuths to do their own detective work.

During his introductory press conference in Fort Myers, Fla., the Boston Red Sox pitcher was asked why he changed his uniform number from 24 to 10 earlier this offseason.

Here was his response:

“I’ma let you guys figure it out. It’s not that tough, I feel like you can get it. Somebody will get it and everybody’s gonna be like ‘oh, ok, wow.’”

Thanks for clearing that up, David.

Are we sure he isn’t just trying to confound Jerry at every turn?

 

QLE Posted: February 15, 2019 at 06:19 AM | 24 comment(s)
  Beats: david price, mysteries, numbers

 

 

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