NY Post Interview: Battling Racism, October Demons and Nearly Quitting

David Price on Battling Racism, October Demons and Nearly Quitting

Red Sox pitcher David Price, who will start Sunday night’s game against the Yankees in The Bronx, took a timeout for some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby.

Q: How do you feel about race relations in this country?
A: It’s definitely still there. It’s not what it once was. I think we are making strides to see everybody as equal. But is it still there? Absolutely. Is it something that’s at some point gonna go away? Maybe, maybe not. Different people view others in a different light, which I understand and I get growing up with interracial parents. For me, that’s the only thing I know. I don’t look at anybody any differently. I treat everybody with respect. I treat people the way that I would like to be treated, and that’s that.

Q: Did you encounter racism growing up?
A: Oh absolutely, for sure. You hear names all the time, but that didn’t bother me. I got two parents that love me to the moon and back. To me they were just jealous.


Read the full story on the New York Post Web Site.