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#pounditFriday, October 30, 2020

Magic Johnson unintentionally burns David Price in hilarious tweet

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David Price has been somewhat of a forgotten man in the trade that sent Mookie Betts from the Boston Red Sox to the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Magic Johnson appears to feel the same way about his team acquiring the left-hander as the general public does.

Johnson, a minority owner with the Dodgers, congratulated the team’s brass on Tuesday for acquiring Betts and Price in a blockbuster deal. Magic initially commended Dodgers executives for landing “one of the games best players Mookie Betts and David Price,” but he quickly deleted the tweet and changed it to “two of the game’s best players.”

The way Magic worded the initial tweet makes it seem extremely unlikely that it was a typo. In reality, he had it right the first time. While Price will be a nice addition to the middle of LA’s rotation and it helps that the Red Sox are paying almost half of the money remaining on his contract, he’s certainly not one of the best players in baseball anymore. Betts, on the other hand, is a perennial MVP candidate.

Price had some highly publicized issues with the local media in Boston because he was so sensitive, so hopefully Johnson’s tweet doesn’t offend him.

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