Lindbergh: David Price holds the legacy trump card now

From SABR member Ben Lindbergh at The Ringer on October 29, 2018:

It was probably the light. Hell, it had to be the light, or the lower resolution, or the backdrop of the off-white, champagne-splotched pullover that David Price was wearing as he sat at a podium and talked to the press after winning World Series Game 5 and clinching the latest Red Sox championship. But it looked for a few minutes like the strands of gray were gone from the beard that had showed a light tuft when the 33-year-old sat at a similar podium after being booed off the mound in Boston barely three weeks before, in ALDS Game 2.

Midway through the victory lap Sunday night, Price would respond to a question about his beloved (and adoring) teammates by looking away and wiping his eyes. But before he broke down, he issued a long-awaited told-you-so to his former media tormentors. “It was tough, absolutely,” Price said in response to a question about the difficulty of overcoming his reputation for pitching poorly in the playoffs. “To answer that question in spring training day and day and day and day, and over and over and over and over, anytime it got to September, playoffs. I hold all the cards now. And that feels so good. … I can’t tell you how good it feels to hold that trump card. And you guys have had it for a long time. You’ve played that card extremely well. But you don’t have it anymore, none of you do, and that feels really good.”

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Originally published: October 30, 2018. Last Updated: October 30, 2018.