Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/8/14

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price has officially taken the lead for strangest non-baseball injury this Spring. The southpaw injured his neck while towel drying his head between innings of his start against the Tigers. Yep, something we all do everyday.

If that isn’t odd enough for ya, maybe this will be; it was his third time doing it in a year.

“I was drying my head off after the second inning. It’s happened to me two times before. I catch the back of my head and it pulls my head forward,” Price said. “I felt it in the back of my neck.”

Wait, what? Catching the back of his head? How does one even do that. Is there a technique that he uses that I am unaware of? How does one allow themselves to be hurt this way so many times in this way?

Price had to leave the game with what was called “neck spasms.”

Said manager Joe Maddon: “David might need better technique when it comes to toweling himself down. He’s been doing it for 26 years now. Apparently he doesn’t have it down yet.”

Price doesn’t think it will cost him his next start.

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