At 33 years old and after a career of postseason failures, Boston Red Sox lefty David Price stands atop baseball’s mountain.
Finally, a World Series champion, Price was a huge factor in the Red Sox capturing their first title since 2013 by way of a pair of dominating World Series starts (and a strong start in the ALCS-clinching win over the defending champs last round).
But that fact alone didn’t leave Price a gleefully sobbing mess after Boston’s Game 5 victory in Los Angeles. That instead came when a member of the media asked the veteran lefty how important it is to be a good teammate.
“A lot,” Price said when asked what being a good teammate means to him. “I mean, this is a game we get to play. It’s the relationships that you make while you do this, while you play this game that — that’s what makes this game so special.”
A fiercely loyal teammate, Price’s influence within the Red Sox clubhouse has never been a negative to his teammates, even when No. 24 found himself under fire from fans following an on-plane incident with NESN’s Dennis Eckersley last season.
“We’re World Series champs,” Price said with a smile. “That’s special. This is a very special team.
“We rallied together all year long starting in Spring Training. So we’ll see them all at that duck boat.”