Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 4/28/13
Rays ace David Price has never been known as a hot-headed hurler. But all that changed Sunday after he faced the White Sox. The defending AL Cy Young winner pitched well, allowing three earned runs and striking out nine in seven innings to earn his first win of the season , 8-3 in Chicago. But despite the sparkling outing, Price was none too pleased with home-plate umpire Tom Hallion after the veteran ump tossed Rays pitcher Jeremy Hellickson for arguing from the bench. Had my back after what everyone in dugout heard what the ump said...RT @ rsieber6 : @ davidprice14 what did @ jhell58 do to be ejected? -- David Price (@DAVIDprice14) April 28, 2013 We don't know what Hallion might have said, but we sure know what Price is insinuating in this next doozy. Someone give me the definition of a coward please -- David Price (@DAVIDprice14) April 28, 2013 Ouch. Price might be hearing from the commissioner's office after that last one. But then the war of words really heated up. Right and the most quiet guy in #mlb got ejected from the game RT @ looneybird14999 : @ davidprice14 Ump says you lied to reporters... -- David Price (@DAVIDprice14) April 28, 2013 Later, Marc Topkin, the Tampa Bay Times' Rays beat writer, confirmed the smack talk by Hallion. Umpire Tom Hallion, to pool reporter, on #Rays @ davidprice14 's laim he cursed him: "I'll come right out bluntly and say he's a liar,' -- Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) April 28, 2013 Well, Price was not about to be called a liar. So he brought his dad into the tift. 1. I am not a liar 2. I would not make that stuff up 3. My own dad doesn't speak to me that way 4. Again I am not a liar #accountability -- David Price (@DAVIDprice14) April 28, 2013 Rays pitcher Matt Moore also joined the debate. Guess which side he took? Lies! lies i tell you! RT @ tbtimes_rays : Umpire Hallion said to Price:"I said, "Just throw the ball." That's all I said to him' -- Matt Moore(@MattyMoe55) April 28, 2013 But in the end, the breaking point for Price was being called a liar. Though, ironically, that might be the same reason he gets fined for this whole episode. And then to be called a LIAR about the entire thing??No chance... #accountability -- David Price (@DAVIDprice14) April 28, 2013
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