David Price can be a bit testy. After giving up 7 runs to the Boston Red Sox in Saturday's American League Division Series game, Price watched TBS' postgame coverage and got surly after hearing analysts Tom Verducci and Dirk Hayhurst break down his pitching. The Rays pitcher went on Twitter to express his frustration over what he thought was unnecessary criticism of his performance.
Dirk Hayhurst...COULDNT hack it...Tom Verducci wasn't even a water boy in high school...but yet they can still bash a player...SAVE IT NERDS— David Price (@DAVIDprice14) October 6, 2013
Maybe it was due to Hayhurst wearing a bowtie and vest on the TBS set, but Price went after Dirk who was a relief pitcher in the major leagues and Verducci who apparently was a high school jock according to Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch.
@Lana The irony is Tom was an All-State (or close) wide receiver in HS. Probably loved water as well.— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) October 6, 2013
But Price did not save his NERDS rant just for TBS. According to Comcast SportsNet New England's Trenni Kusnierek, Price also went after reporters in the Tampa Bay locker room at Fenway Park
David Price didn’t just bash the TBS crew, he called reporters in Bos nerds to our faces. Walking away from scrum ‘Great questions. Nerds.’— Trenni Kusnierek (@trenni) October 6, 2013
We save the last word for TBS MLB Postseason studio host Keith Olbermann who responded by saying Verducci was actually defending Price's pitching.
The irony here is that Verducci defended the @DAVIDPrice pitch to Ortiz and Hayhurst praised him throughout. It's his tweeting that's bush— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 6, 2013
Well, needless to say we know what TBS will lead with in its pregame show today.
Does he realize that when he is traded/signed to a gigantic contract by a big market club in the next year that this criticism is going to be even worse and daily? Would make me hesitate as a GM to give him $200 mil
His first mistake was anywhere near public media or social media after such a rough outing. No good can come from that.
What a crybaby. Boohoo, a talking head criticized you. What's it like being the first player to be criticized on TV? What, he's not the first? Oh.
@DapSauce Just curious... what is your opinion of Price's comments?
@BenMc2929 just seems like typical, macho athlete behavior. Gets old and predictable after a while, ya know?