Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  By By Ken Rosenthal  |  Last updated 10/6/13
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...
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