I'll never forget receiving the call in May 2012. Our Saturday MLB on Fox broadcast had just ended, and I was gathering my belongings near the television production trucks at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
Rays manager Joe Maddon was on the line.
He wanted to know if I would be OK with the Rays holding a "Ken Rosenthal/Nerd" themed road trip, bow ties and all. The event would be similar to other themed trips the Rays had staged over the years.
OK with it? Heck, I was flattered. And when the Rays donated $3,000 - $100 for each of 30 bow ties, to be spread over 18 charitable organizations - I was truly moved.
Little did I know, the Rays were playing me like a nerdy fiddle.
They were haters , concealing their contempt for nerds through an act of charity - and apparent pity.
Well, this 5-foot-4½, near-sighted nerd is not about to be bullied ... again.
The Rays will pay, @DavidPrice14 in particular, now that their true colors are revealed.
Price started this, taking to Twitt...