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David Ortiz rips David Price for being a little b-tch

David Ortiz absolutely blasted David Price after the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 in 10 innings on Friday night, saying he has no more respect for the southpaw pitcher.

David OrtizThe issues between the two men go back to last postseason after Ortiz hit two home runs off Price in Game 2 of the ALCS. Price was agitated after taking the L in a 7-4 defeat and ripped Ortiz for admiring his homers. Price was in such a bad mood after the loss that he even took out his frustration on TBS’ analysts by going off on Dirk Hayhurst and Tom Verducci.

Fast forward to Friday and Price was making his second start of the season against the Sox and facing Ortiz for the first time (Ortiz only pitch hit in the last game between the teams that Price started). Price hit Ortiz with a pitch, which upset the slugger. Ortiz later exploded after Price hit Mike Carp with a pitch later in the game.

Following the game, Ortiz ripped Price.

“I have a lot of respect of the guy, man, but it’€™s over. I have no more respect for him,” Ortiz said via WEEI.com. “Last year we kick his a– in the playoffs, he went off, talking s— about everybody, Tom Verducci and everybody. Players. We kind of got to talk on the phone. We kind of straightened things out. He was kind of upset. Me as a veteran I kind of let him know how things go in this game. Later on he called me and apologized because he knows he was wrong. He apologized in public. He apologized to myself. Everything was cool. So first at-bat of the season against him he threw at me. I mean, it’€™s a war. It’€™s on. Next time he hits me he better bring the gloves. I have no respect for him no more.”

If you enjoyed those quotes, then cocky Papi was just getting warmed up. Check out this gem.

“I was going to let him know. I respect everybody in this league and I get the same respect from everybody,” Ortiz continued via WEEI. “If you’€™re mad because I take you deep twice, let me let you know, I have almost 500 homers in this league. It’€™s part of the game, son.”

“I have almost 500 homers in this league. It’s part of the game, son.” Seriously. Is that not just the best quote ever? Don’t get upset. I hit everyone, Ortiz says. How can you not love that?

And then came the money shot from Ortiz.

“I was surprised for a minute until I watched the video. I thought everything was cool. You can’€™t be acting like a little girl out there,” Ortiz said. “You aren’€™t going to win every time. When you give it up, that’€™s an experience for the next time. But when you’€™re to be acting like a little b-itch every time you give it up, bounce back like that and put your teammates in jeopardy, that’€™s going to cost you.”

Dang, so Ortiz straight up called David Price a little girl and little b-tch. It is sooooo on. We’ll eagerly be awaiting Price’s response.

For the record, Price said that he did not hit Ortiz or Carp intentionally.

“I’ve got to establish my fastball in,” Price said. “I’ve got six lefties in that lineup. It’s my favorite side of the plate to go to.”

The Sox felt differently, citing Price’s impressive control; the lefty had only hit two batters and walked eight entering the game. They also said after the game that they saw the Rays players high-fiving Price in the dugout after the first inning, which made the actions seem intentional in their minds.

As far as this debate, as a former pitcher, I almost always take their side. Nobody likes a guy who admires his home runs. But, as a pitcher, you shouldn’t give them up. And don’t hit a guy if he touched you up for a dinger; just get him out next time and give him a wink.

Red Sox-Rays benches clear after David Price hits Mike Carp with pitch (Video)

The Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox met on Friday in the second game of their three-game series and early on tempers flared.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, David Price came up and in on Mike Carp and hit him on the right arm. Carp took exception to the pitch and had a few words for Price and then James Loney.

Then, benches cleared and seemingly everyone had words for each other, including David Ortiz and Sean Rodgriguez, who were both involved in rather heated exchanges.

Acting Red Sox manager Torey Lovullo was ejected after the incident. Lovullo took over for John Farrell, who was ejected after Ortiz was plunked in the first inning. Brian Butterfield became the third Red Sox manager to be tossed in the sixth inning after Boston’s starting pitcher Brandon Workman threw a pitch behind Evan Longoria. Workman was also ejected.

Fairly uneventful night at Fenway Park, I’d say.

The Red Sox and Rays play each other 12 more times during the regular season.

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David Price correctly predicted James Shields would pick off Anthony Gose (Video)

David PriceJames Shields has a reputation for having one of the best pickoff moves in baseball, especially for a right-handed pitcher. Shields picked off 12 runners in 2011, which is just an astounding figure — especially for a right-hander. Few know about his move better than David Price, who was his teammate with the Tampa Bay Rays from 2008-2012.

While enjoying an off day Thursday, Price was watching his former teammate pitch for the Kansas City Royals against the Toronto Blue Jays and correctly predicted a pickoff.

As seen in the video above, Shields picked off Anthony Gose. Gose was initially called safe, but the Royals successfully challenged the call.

Price then tried to get someone to pay up on a failed Twitter wager.

Some fan also said it was nice that Price was watching the Jays play, but he said he was watching Shields pitch. Then he had to respond to some numbskull fan who thinks he shouldn’t be allowed to watch games or have fun or do anything other than think about pitching for his Rays (or something like that):

Sheesh, fans can be so harsh at times! But credit to Price for calling that — that was awesome!

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Luis Jimenez defeated David Price in cow milking contest (Video)

luis-jimenez-cow-milking-contestUnless you’re a fan of the Los Angeles Angels, you may not be familiar with Luis Jimenez. The 26-year-old third baseman has appeared in just 39 games at the major league level.

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price is much more of a household name. He’s a three-time All-Star and won the American League Cy Young Award in 2012.

Prior to Friday night’s game, baseball pedigree wasn’t of importance. Their ability to milk cows was, as the two faced off in a contest to see who is better.

Your winner was Luis Jimenez, and he has a trophy, of sorts, to prove it. Congrats!

Video via Los Angeles Angels

David Price took a line drive to the nuts (GIF)

Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price taught all of the young ballplayers in the world a valuable lesson on Tuesday night — always wear a cup. Had the lefthander not been wearing one, his night would have been much, much worse.

Price was pitching to Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer in the top of the fourth inning when Mauer ripped a line drive right back at him. It hit Price directly in the groin area and ricocheted toward third base, allowing Mauer to reach on an infield single. Trainers came out to examine Price, at which point he proudly showed them that his cup had done it’s job.

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That’s what I call saving the children.

H/T The Big Lead

Report: David Price would not sign extension with Mariners if traded

David-Price-Arbitration-Derek-Jeter-HouseThe Seattle Mariners made by far the most significant move of the MLB offseason when they signed Robinson Cano to a 10-year deal worth $240 million. While most of us can agree they overpaid for Cano, all that really matters is what Seattle does now. If they build a championship contender around Cano, it could be worth it. One way the Mariners could attempt to do that is by trading for starting pitchers like David Price.

The Tampa Bay Rays are clearly open to dealing Price, who they know they will not be able to afford when his contract expires after the 2015 season. However, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported on Wednesday that Price would refuse to sign a contract extension with Seattle if he was traded there.

Rosenthal also noted that Price’s alleged unwillingness to remain with the Mariners for more than two seasons does not rule out the possibility of a trade, as they are looking to win right now. Still, it would make giving up a boatload of prospects a lot more painful.

Of course, things can change in a hurry. This is the same Price who once said he would never sign a long-term extension with the New York Yankees because of their facial hair policy, so we know he can be picky. If he is traded to Seattle and the Mariners become a contender, he could easily change his mind. The question now becomes whether the M’s are willing to take that gamble.

David Price’s girlfriend Tiffany Nicole goes off on Red Sox fans, David Ortiz

David-Price-girlfriend-Tiffany-NicoleTampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price handled himself in a regrettable manner after giving up seven runs in a Game 2 ALDS loss to the Boston Red Sox. For starters, the left-hander ripped David Ortiz for admiring a home run. He then took to Twitter to brag about all of his accomplishments during his MLB and collegiate careers, as if any of that mattered following a playoff loss.

Price later apologized for his rant and admitted it got out of hand. But before he took aim at his critics and Big Papi, Price’s girlfriend Tiffany Nicole was on Twitter venting about how classless Red Sox fans are.

For those of you who are unaware, “POS” stands for “pieces of s—.” Naturally, the Red Sox supporters came out of the woodwork and began bashing Tiffany for grouping all fans together. Others called her names and basically told her to stuff it, but she refused to back down. She claimed fans were throwing trash and taunting opposing players’ children.

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