Brown explains the animated Tom Brady


Brown explains the animated Tom Brady

Tom Brady doesn't show his emotion all the time, but when he does he does. Clearly a competitive guy, Brady was livid at head referee Ed Hochuli who granted the 49ers a time out despite Brady hiking the ball.

Troy Brown has seen a lot of Brady but even he hadn't seen Brady more emotional than he was after that.

"It was the most emotional," Brown said. "His teams was down at that point in time. He was getting his team in the groove, and they were feeling it, and then all of a sudden now you get a stop in the play like that and he's angry about it because he's feeling he's in the rhythm."

"You saw that look in Brady's eye before the game started. The 49ers took that away, but he still had that look in his eye the second half."

David Price dodges media after 2nd rough rehab start

David Price dodges media after 2nd rough rehab start

If only David Price could pitch as well as he dodges the media.

The Red Sox lefty bailed on a typical post-start media session with reporters in Pawtucket on Wednesday, after his second minor league rehab outing in Triple-A was another dud.

As Price comes back from a nondescript elbow injury, difficulty retiring minor league hitters doesn't combine well with difficulty facing questions. He sat in the mid-90s in his second rehab start with Pawtucket, but allowed six runs, three earned, in 3 2/3 innings. He struck out four and walked one.

The PawSox were at home at McCoy Stadium against Triple-A Louisville, a Reds affiliate, and Price heard some heckling. Postgame, he wanted to hear nothing, apparently.

Per CSNNE’s Bill Messina, who was on site in Pawtucket, the media was waiting outside the clubhouse for Price, as is standard. 

PawSox media relations told the media to go to the weight room, where Price would meet them. As media headed that way, PR alerted reporters that Price was leaving and did not want to talk. Media saw a car leaving, but there was no interview.

On the mound, Price’s velocity is there, but the command is not. The Red Sox would be unwise to bring back Price before really two more minor league starts — one to show he can do well, another to show he can repeat it.

Price’s ERA in two starts for Pawtucket is 9.53. He’s gone 5 2/3 innings and allowed six earned runs, while striking out eight and walking two overall.