Dennis Eckersley on David Price incident: 'I can't just be here with flowery-type commentary'

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Dennis Eckersley wants nothing more than for the fallout from an incident on the Red Sox's team plane earlier this season with David Price to go away. He didn't want to talk about it after it happened but he finally addressed it Wednesday.

In an interview with WEEI, Eckersley spoke about the incident in which the Red Sox starter berated him on team charter plane in July.

“I was humiliated, to be honest with you,” he said (via the New York Post). “… It was just an awful feeling. I didn’t quite know what to do. I’m just glad there’s distance here [from when it happened]. … I want it to go away, I really do.”

During the confrontation on the plane, Price allegedly stopped Eckersley when he was boarding and screamed at him to "get the f— out of here." Price also yelled at him a second time later in the flight.

Price noted that his frustration stemmed from the fact Eckersley is critical of the team but is never around the clubhouse.

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Eckersley said he will never change how he broadcasts games despite how Price dealt with it.

“Everybody wants to be talked about positively. Everything positive,” he said on WEEI. “And it’s not that way. I’ve gotta do my job. And I can’t just be here with flowery-type commentary.”

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