Boston is unlike any other American sports city. Often, we in New England wear that as a point of pride, but sometimes it rubs athletes the wrong way. David Price, for example, has had a loud encounter with local media that began with a tirade Wednesday night and included a mound meltdown on Thursday evening.
To that end, The Pickup Game welcomes Chris Smith of MassLive.com to discuss the incident on Wednesday, Price and his issues with Boston, and what makes Boston such a tough place to play for somebody like David Price. This includes some talk about the difference between radio hosts, opinion columnists, and credentialed beat writers like Smith and his colleagues, the volume of sports discussion in the Olde Towne, and a longstanding tradition of Boston sportswriters feeling no obligation to tell fans what they want to hear.