ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price verbally apologized for his Twitter rant that he said "embarrassed his organization" after a loss to the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 of the American League Division Series.
Early Sunday morning, after he allowed seven runs and nine hits in the Red Sox's 7-4 victory at Fenway Park, he criticized members of TBS' broadcast team online.
He said former right-hander Dirk Hayhurst, who appeared in 25 major league games for the San Diego Padres and Toronto Blue Jays, "COULDNT hack it" and added that Tom Verducci, a noted baseball analyst, "wasn't even a water boy in high school."
"I'd like to start this by sending a deep apology to everyone here that has been affected throughout my actions after the game against Boston," Price said Monday before Game 3 between the Rays and Red Sox at Tropicana Field. "That's not the way anybody should handle themselves at any time. ... I'm a person who likes to take pride in character. That was ...