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Found December 12, 2012 on NESN.com:
PLAYERS: David Price
TEAMS: Tampa Bay Rays

From NESN:

David Price wasn’t alone when he got the keys to Tampa for his efforts during the 2012 season.

Price’s dog, Astro, was also given his own smaller set of keys as well. Astro even said a few words, which Price translated as, “Thank you.”

The Rays’ starter won the American League Cy Young Award last season after going 20-5 with a 2.56 ERA in 211 innings. Price had 205 strikeouts with just 59 walks.

Price thanked the city of Tampa via Twitter, saying he never dreamed he would get such an honor. He also posted a picture of their keys (seen above):

Check out a video of the ceremony below.

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5 Comments:
  • Humble guy, loves his dog. I just became a big David Price fan.
  • me too, was just thinking of that, if a guy loves his dog like that I think its great. I am a fan now.
  • As an owner of a Frenchy {Enzo},i just love Astro's response,but as a Phillies fan,The Tampa Rays well not so much love for them.David Price seems like a humble guy and is a great pitcher.i hope to see the Rays in the WS again,with the same results,Go Phillies..........
  • Congrats to David Price, very well deserved....Funny, Price and the Rays play in St. Pete and the mayor and city ignore his accomplishments but the city of Tampa doesn't.....Rays need to move across the bay to Tampa! St. Pete could care less about the Rays.
  • Luv THAT DOG!
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