David Price responds to ‘hatred from Boston fans’ on Twitter
With a great big contract comes great expectations and insults on social media. Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price knew the territory when he signed a 7-year, $217 million deal with Boston in December 2015.
Since his earlier seasons in Tampa Bay, the knock on Price has been his lackluster performances in playoffs games. In 10 postseason games (nine starts) since 2010, Price has allowed 40 earned runs in 61 innings for a 5.90 ERA and a 1-8 record. Most recently, Price started for the Red Sox in Game 2 of the ALDS in Cleveland, surrendering five earned runs over just 3.1 innings. That's sub-optimal, to put it mildly.
And that's the setup for this Halloween-themed rip on Price, which the pitcher noted before acknowledging haters and supporters alike.
Here's some other Rated-PG responses to the back-and-forth:
Boston's offensive firepower ought to assure Price more postseason opportunities to prove the doubters wrong. Stay tuned.
— M (@hatchaaa33) October 30, 2016
Hatred from Boston fans…that never happens 😐…thanks for your support I'll train hard to make you happy 😂 https://t.co/ylRua883U1
— David Price (@DAVIDprice24) October 31, 2016
— Donye West (@dontuna) October 31, 2016
— Ben Carroll (@BenCarroll15) October 31, 2016
@DAVIDprice24 sorry you have to go through this. We're not all like that. I am thankful you pitch for my team.
— Jason Joseph (@JayShockblast) October 31, 2016
@DAVIDprice24 he doesn't speak for all of us! Look forward to watching you next year!
— Craig (@TiCraig) October 31, 2016
— Michael Graham (@baldsportsdude) October 31, 2016