Found October 06, 2013 on Boston Sports Then & Now:
David Price got roughed up last night. He gave up 7 runs in 8 innings, including 2 solo shots David Ortiz (who he is supposed to shut down), and instead of giving the Red Sox any credit or any of the blame he went to Twitter and reminded everyone of his awards he’s won in the past. Trust me I don't want sympathy…I got beat tonight…so be it..I'll bounce back…3x ALLSTAR…2 time player choice…runner up cy…AND CY — David Price (@DAVIDprice14) October 6, 2013 I believe David forgot to mention his postseason stats as a starter. I’ll remind you David; 0-4 with an ERA over 4.00. And he’s considered the Ace of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays! The only thing that really matters is winning a World Series and since his rookie year, Price has done nothing but hurt the Rays on the Postseason. As for the Rays Manager, Joe Maddon, he may have provided some good bulletin board material for the Red Sox clubhouse. We just went through a week of backs to the wall. Boston is lovely this time of year — looking forward to coming back in a couple days. — Joe Maddon (@RaysJoeMaddon) October 6, 2013 The Rays have talked the most trash out of all eight playoff teams, yet they are the only one’s down 0-2 in a series. Let’s hope the 3 Rays fans in attendance don’t bother the Red Sox too much at Tropicana Field on Monday. The post David Price Cares More About His Individual Awards than Winning appeared first on Boston Sports Then and Now.

David Price’s girlfriend lashes out at Red Sox fans on Twitter

Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price  was smacked around by the Red Sox during Game 2 in Boston, giving up seven runs over seven innings pitched in the Rays 7-4 loss to the Sox on Saturday. A frustrated Price took to Twitter after the game to not only remind fans of his various accomplishments in college and MLB, but also to bash the TBS analysts who criticized him following the game...

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I guess Rays ace David Price and his girlfriend both need a little lesson in social media. Engaging in arguments with fans on Twitter when you're a celebrity is a terrible idea, even if you're just that celebrity's girlfriend. Yesterday, we wrote an article about Price going on a sore loser Twitter rant following Saturday's game. His girlfriend Tiffany Nicole, has...

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David Price was a little shaken after losing Game 2 in Boston on Saturday. That was obvious to anyone who read his Twitter feed. Price had a mini social media meltdown after the Rays lost 7-4 to fall into an 0-2 hole in the best-of-five ALDS. He rattled off a series of tweets in which he promoted his baseball accolades and sounded rather immature. The pitcher later apologized for...

David Price rips David Ortiz for admiring home run

David Price did not take his ALDS Game 2 loss to the Boston Red Sox in stride on Saturday. The Tampa Bay Rays ace allowed seven runs over seven innings and was taken deep twice by David Ortiz. Big Papi’s second home run was a towering shot in the eighth inning that wrapped around the […]

David Price allows 7 runs, Rays fall to Red Sox in Game 2

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Papi 'Price'-Check On Aisle 'Yard'; Sox Win, 7-4

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DeMott: MLB Postseason, Wildcard and Divisional Series Picks

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