The president of the United States is hanging out in North Korea with Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un. Kim Kardashian is getting nonviolent offenders released from jail. Raccoons are scaling buildings in Minnesota. The world is getting weirder by the day.
But the weirdest thing I’ve read this week is that the Red Sox have won David Price’s last 7 games. That’s his longest streak since a career-best eight straight games in 2016. More to the point, he’s 6-0 in said games, with a 2.89 ERA. His Saturday outing against the Chicago White Sox was the only game Boston won in the 3-game series. Price even pitched a complete game against Baltimore last month, only allowed two runs in the 9th inning of otherwise-shutout baseball.
So maybe, knock on wood, the Red Sox are finally getting the David Price they’ve been paying for the last few seasons. He’s currently 7-4 on the season with a 4.00 ERA, with a few very unfortunate starts really messing up his overall performance. Remember when he started the season with two back-to-back starts of seven scoreless innings each?
While there are still the looming hurdles of him facing the Yankees and hopefully, a postseason run, as of right now, David Price is throwing absolute fire. Personally, I’m thrilled. That weird carpal tunnel mess aside, I’ve been rooting for him since Spring Training, praying for a Price fans could finally get behind.
All this and no crazy quotes about negativity or murmurs of videogame-induced injuries recently?
It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world indeed.