This week, it was David Price's turn to learn a cardinal rule of social media: Stay off Twitter when you're angry.
After he and the Tampa Bay Rays lost Game 2 of their American League Division Series to the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Saturday -- in which Price gave up nine hits and seven runs, including two homers by David Ortiz -- the left-hander was criticized on the air by TBS commentators and by fans online. To the latter, he reacted by reciting his resume:
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 That may seem a little thin-skinned and insecure -- but it was the way he responded to TBS' talkers, former major league pitcher Dirk Hayhurst and writer Tom Verducci, that showed how much Price was steamed:
Dirk Hayhurst...COULDNT hack it...Tom Verducci wasn't even a water boy in high school...but yet they can still bash a player...SAVE IT N...