MLB The Show Podcast with Matt Harrington: No apologies coming from either Farrell or Price as dysfunction continues over Sox-Eck confrontation

July 29, 2017

MLB

AP File Photo: Boston Red Sox’s David Price reacts after Jackie Bradley Jr’s catch on a fly out by New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge during the eighth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader in Boston, Sunday, July 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

By Matt Harrington

The TV and radio broadcasters and personnel who work Boston Red Sox broadcasts might have to stop taking the Sox charters over an incident that has raised more bad blood between the broadcasters and the players than expected. Red Sox broadcaster from NESN TV Dennis Eckersley also a  former Oakland A’s pitcher and Hall of Famer said the word “yuck” last week when the screen graphics showed the stats of Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez’s poor rehab stats.

This information reached Sox pitcher David Price and his teammates who confronted Eckersley last month on a flight to Miami and Sox pitcher David Price told Eck to “get the F out of here” while Eck was walking towards the back of the plane. It was an incident that was repeated twice when Eck had to go past the middle section of the plane again. Price said, “Here he is the greatest pitcher who ever lived” as the Red Sox teammates laughed at Eckersley and applauded Price.

Going forward after a month after the incident team owners John Henry and Tom Weaver have come to Eckersley to personally apologize but still after some 30 days after the incident no apology is forthcoming from either Sox manager John Farrell or Price. The consensus came from the Sox Dustin Pedroia who told the media that the players are a team and they’ll stand behind Price who just went on the DL. Earlier back on Aug 9th 2015 the Sox Jackie Bradley Jr took a photo with Eck and posted a tweet that read, “Huge thanks to @Eck43 for saying all the things I “can’t”do these past few days. People like you is what drives me.” said Bradley in his post.

Matt Harrington does the MLB The Show Podcast at http://www.sportsradioservice.com each week

 

 

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