go to MSN.com
Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/20/14

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 dreamt he would get such an honor. He also posted a picture of he and Astro’s keys. Thank you Tampa and Mayor Buckhorn for today!! Never even dreamed/thought of anything like it lockerz.com/s/268192114— David Price (@DAVIDprice14) December 11, 2012 Check out a video of the ceremony below. Thumbnail via Twitter/@TBLighting

More from NESN.com:
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
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!
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

John Farrell: Pitchers need an approved gripping substance

Cam Newton: Nobody has ever been who I'm trying to be

Bears cut Ray McDonald after domestic violence arrest

Report: Paul Pierce could opt out of contract, join Clippers

Report: NBA exploring moving start of Finals up

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Isaiah Thomas: Danny Ainge wants my input on free agents

Brian Matusz suspended eight games for substance on arm

Baseball players in the military: A tribute

'Free Tom Brady' rally draws about 150 Patriots fans

LeBron's triple-double leads Cavs to win in OT thriller

Report: Adrian Peterson will skip Vikings first OTAs

WATCH: Khris Davis trolls umps after controversial homer

Is Adrian Peterson leveraging himself out of the league?

Mascot creates controversy with 'Police Lives Matter' sign

The Talented Mr. Blatt

The curious case of Frank Kaminsky

Is the Cavs' Matthew Dellavedova a dirty player?

LeBron lifts Cavaliers to brink of Finals, but are they ready?

Will Phil Jackson give himself a chance to succeed with Knicks?

Most valuable non-QB for each NFL team

Federer unhappy with security after fan comes on court

WATCH: LeBron throws down ferocious dunk in traffic

WATCH: Al Horford ejected for elbowing Matthew Dellavedova

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
RUMORS & GOSSIP

John Farrell: Pitchers need an approved gripping substance

  John Farrell thinks Major League Baseball needs to write down one of its unwritten rules.   After Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Will Smith and Baltimore Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz both were ejected last week and suspended eight games for having a foreign substance on their arms, the great debate about grip-enhancers was brought up once again. And the Boston Red Sox...
Via NESN.com
2 hours ago

Cam Newton: Nobody has ever been who I'm trying to be

Not many quarterbacks measure 6-foot-6 and weigh in at 260 pounds like Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Addressing a reporter’s comment that he has been viewed as the league’s greatest talent, and also as the greatest unknown, Newton shared this: “I say this with the most humility, but I don’t think nobody has ever been who I’m trying to be,” Newton said...
Via Sportsnaut
2 hours ago

Bears cut Ray McDonald after domestic violence arrest

Not even a day after being arrested for domestic violence and possible child endangerment, the Chicago Bears have released DE Ray McDonald.
Via Gamedayr
2 hours ago

Report: Paul Pierce could opt out of contract, join Clippers

  While Celtics fans would love to see Paul Pierce finish out his career in Boston, many seem to think that won’t be the case.   There’s reportedly a belief around the NBA that Pierce will opt out of his final season with the Washington Wizards to play for the Los Angeles Clippers, NBA.com’s David Aldridge reported Monday. The move would reunite Pierce with his...
Via NESN.com
3 hours ago

Report: NBA exploring moving start of Finals up

The NBA’s conference finals have been the definition of anti-climax as both series appear headed towards four-game sweeps. But that’s nowhere near as unexciting as the wait until the start of the NBA Finals will be. The starting date of the Finals was set as June 5 before the end the second round. And had either conference final been even remotely interesting, that would not...
Via Rumors and Rants
18 hours ago

Isaiah Thomas: Danny Ainge wants my input on free agents

It sounds like Isaiah Thomas will be adding the title of NBA recruiter to his resume this summer. The Boston Celtics plan to be big players in free agency this offseason, and Danny Ainge, the team’s president of basketball operations, is seeking the help of his No. 1 scorer. “Danny said if there’s any free agent out there I’m interested in, to let him know,” Thomas...
Via NESN.com
5 hours ago

Brian Matusz suspended eight games for substance on arm

For the second time in less than a week, a Major League Baseball pitcher has been handed an eight-game suspension for using a “foreign substance” while pitching. BAL pitcher Brian Matusz has received an 8-game suspension for having a foreign substance on his arm during Saturday night's game at Miami. — MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) May 25, 2015   Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago

Baseball players in the military: A tribute

During the course of a 162-game season, many people take baseball for granted. Game after game, day after day, tend to encourage an attitude of complacency among fans and likely even the players.  This wonderful sport that has been around since the Civil War era is so ingrained in our consciousness that it’s comparable to breathing to many folks. We don’t think about breathing...
Via The Outside Corner
9 hours ago

'Free Tom Brady' rally draws about 150 Patriots fans

  New England Patriots fans will do anything to support their quarterback. For a decent handful, that meant ditching their Memorial Day weekend plans.   About 150 people gathered in a parking lot outside Gillette Stadium on Sunday morning as part of a “Free Tom Brady” rally to protest the quarterback’s suspension for his role in Deflategate. “You can’t win...
Via NESN.com
9 hours ago

LeBron's triple-double leads Cavs to win in OT thriller

Cleveland Cavaliers guard LeBron James may have missed his first 10 shots, including all nine in the first quarter. Kyrie Irving might have been sitting out for the second consecutive game. At the end of the night, it didn’t matter. Riding yet another awe-inspiring overall performance from a hobbled James, Cleveland defeated the Atlanta Hawks 114-111 in overtime to take a 3-0...
Via Sportsnaut
19 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.