David Price picked the wrong dude to mess with.
Red Sox color analyst Dennis Eckersley is beloved by hardcore Sox fans. The pink hats probably just know him as the guy on TV with the mullet, but those who live and breathe all things Fenway recognize “Eck” as the only member of the Red Sox/NESN public relations department since Sean McDonough who “tells it like it is.”
Price, whose approval rating with the diehards sits somewhere in between Pablo Sandoval and Bobby Valentine, told Eckesley to “get the f--- outta here,” among other things, aboard a team flight last month (according to a Boston Globe report).
It will be interesting to see what NESN now does with Eck. Will they can him like they did with McDonough (McDonough is now the voice of Monday Night Football … good call NESN!), or will they show some stones for once and let him do his thing?