After reading Chad Finn's article on Dennis Eckersley, I felt good, I dare say, raised. The story of the EK is great, featuring peaks and dips, successes, failures, redemption, glory and the ongoing battles of the life journey. It's a story of true human interest, inspiration and endless intrigue. When it comes to Eck, I'm nailed. The piece on it would have been more than enough to carry my day, but no, it could not have ended up there. David Price had to open his mouth and re-inject into history.
Great. Here's another horse to beat the always-worthwhile, dead Rolodex horse. I began to feel good after a few weeks of vacation and not so soon the deviation of the immortal, losing kilometer of Kirie Irving. I've been thinking lately that Irving has replaced Price as the most unpleasant and unhappy athlete in town. He had good experience in doing so, but you have to give a price credit, he really has to want that distinction. Irving had just spent three weeks before Price went back to this mantle of the misfortune and the disgusting comment he obviously needed. The way. Great work, using this supposed truce.
If you read Finn's article on Eckersley, two points are very clear:
2. Finn's job is to ask this question. The article and the interview would be missing in journalism without her. Price's excessive reaction, and the fact that he is forced to react publicly to everyone, says much more about him and his thin skin, and then all this saga tells Eckersley. By looking at things objectively, this is what you learn.
When you ask Ekersley for a difficult question, he answers him. When Pears hears about something, whether he has read or heard directly or not, he quickly emits an emotionally charged reaction. In this case, these emotions are fed by half-truths, not facts. Bad show.
That said, sometimes I can cut professional athletes in some situations. Most often they receive second or third information from teammates or people in their circles. These misunderstandings are common. However, if you want to spend time on a press conference for something that's better, then your facts are correct, and Pearce's comments on Ekersley clearly show that he has not even read the article or, worse, understands his context. What joke. At a small press conference on Wednesday afternoon, he essentially accused Ekersley of not being able to continue with his 2017 incident, but that's exactly what Preere does by slamming the drama that is obviously still alive. in your own head. Now this drama comes back to the public so everyone can chew. Again, a way to play this trump card. Price just turned the tables to himself when the smart thing he had to do was just do nothing.
Thin Skin? Lazy? Comfortable? Yes, all three and I would add another, revealing.
I made a hard deal with Price in this space before confronting his struggle against Yankees and his long history of post-season woe, but I was also honest and quick to praise him when his performance deserves it. And I will also return to the dead horse Rolodex. When I say that this recent price incident is "revealing," that's what I mean. His previous failures at great moments have never been from the physical variety, everything was mentally priced. When you see a quick, emotionally charged reaction based on inaccuracies and half-truths like the one we heard from his own mouth on Wednesday, it's easy to see that the emotional fragility that tortured him so long in the biggest moments of his climb. career before last October. Just saying.
Because of the Red Sox, they better hope that their best punch in 2019 has a better trump in his sleeve than what he showed on Wednesday because he certainly lost that hand. Welcome back David. Welcome.