David Price has recently taken to Twitter to fire back at the Red Sox fans who have criticized his lack of postseason success. It all started with this tweet...
This rubbed me the wrong way. After his first season fell way short of expectations, I didn’t think that he should be adding any more tension to the already strained relationship he has with the Boston fans. But I brushed it off and prayed that this was just Price poking fun at all of his haters. Then two weeks later, this one time joke turned into an alarming trend.
C’mon man. In my opinion, this confirmed that these “jokes” aren’t really jokes. If he’s so bothered these trolls that he can’t just ignore them, that’s not good. If he wants to tweet about football that’s perfectly fine. However, if he can’t use Twitter without firing back at the fans, then he shouldn’t use it at all.
Here we have it. This tweet was my breaking point as a fan. Someone is trying to make a good natured joke with no harsh intent, and Price turned it into another one of his “jokes” that I don't find funny. Quite frankly, they just piss me off. So on behalf of the sensible Red Sox fans who do not tear Price to shreds every time he has a bad start, I have a message for him.
David, if this goes viral and you’re somehow reading this; you need to MAN UP . You came here for the money, and that’s okay! I don’t care if you came here for the money as long as you’re here! That being said, you had to know what you were getting yourself into. Boston sports fans are among the most passionate in the world. If you’re doing well, they will shower you with praise. You’ll be a God among men. However, if you’re doing poorly, they’re going to let you hear it. I was ecstatic to see that you signed. I was ready for the Red Sox to have a true ace that would lead this team back to the playoffs. They got that, but it wasn’t you.
Rick Porcello led the team to a division title while taking home the American League Cy Young award. Meanwhile, you consistently underperformed and only showed mere flashes of the guy that we thought we were getting. You kept acknowledging the fact that you needed to get better, but it never happened. Then once we got to the playoffs, we went down 0-1. You were given the opportunity to redeem yourself in the must-win game that you were brought here to pitch, and you dropped the ball. So instead of going on Twitter and bitching about the fans who are pissed at you, do what Rick Porcello did last year. Use the offseason productively and get back to the basics. You have until Opening Day to get your shit together. So get off Twitter, get in the video room, figure out what went wrong, and fix it. Unlike most Red Sox fans, I haven’t lost faith in you yet. But if these tweets continue, I might change my mind. Do us both a favor and log off, David.