Found August 28, 2013 on
PLAYERS: David Price
TEAMS: Tampa Bay Rays
David Price is excited about college football, to say the least. The Rays lefty threw a bullpen session before Wednesday’s game against the Angels — while dressed in a full Vanderbilt football uniform. Right down to the helmet and cleat spats. The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native spent three seasons as a Commodore before being drafted by the Rays in the first round of the 2007 MLB draft, and he did a pretty good job of showing his school pride Wednesday night. Check out the unique sight in the photo below. PHOTO--@DAVIDprice14 throwing a bullpen a football uniform. Just another day with the #Rays:— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) August 28, 2013 Filed under: Alison Smith, Headlines, MLB, NESN Nation, Tampa Bay Rays

Rays' David Price throws in full Vanderbilt football gear

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Strike the pose, David. Ever wonder what David Price, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, would have looked like had he traded K's for X's and O's? On Wednesday afternoon, the Tampa Bay Rays left-hander offered a glimpse of another life when he played catch and threw a bullpen session in full Vanderbilt football gear at Tropicana...

David Price throws side session in Vanderbilt football gear

credit: TB Rays, You have to give David Price credit on this one. Seen posing above with pitching coach Jim Hickey, the 28-year-old left hander threw a side session on Wednesday in football gear. For those confused by the Commodores look, Price went to the University of Vanderbilt from 2005-2007. Photo of the Day: David Price warms up in a full Vandy football uniform:

Rays' Price warms up for football in Vandy uniform

David Price is all warmed up for the college football season. The Tampa Bay Rays' ace wore a Vanderbilt helmet, football jersey and pants during his bullpen session before Wednesday night's home game against the Los Angeles Angels. ''I still have some eligibility left. Let's see if I get any offers,'' Price joked later. Rays manager Joe Maddon is known...

Price warms up in Vandy uniform

David Price is all warmed up for the college football season. The Tampa Bay Rays' ace wore a Vanderbilt helmet, football jersey and pants during his bullpen session before Wednesday night's home game against the Los Angeles Angels. ''I still have some eligibility left. Let's see if I get any offers,'' Price joked later. Rays manager Joe Maddon is known...

Photo: David Price throws off mound wearing Vanderbilt football uniform

Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price is a proud product of Vanderbilt University.The Murfreesboro, Tenn. native spent three seasons as a member of the Commodores baseball squad before eventually being taken first overall in the 2007 MLB Draft.Price has garnered three All-Star appearances and a Cy Young Award since his time in Nashville, but that doesn't mean he has forgotten his...

Video: Tampa Bay Rays Pitcher David Price Throws Bullpen Session In Vanderbilt Football Uniform

Vanderbilt alum David Price is ready for some SEC football. Price, a perennial All-Star pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, threw a bullpen session in a full Commodores uniform, complete with the helmet, earlier today. An Instagram user named Robert Hansen captured the moment.  The school’s Twitter handle later verified the news by retweeting a photo from the Tampa Bay Times of...

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