David Price thanks Rays fans with full-page ad
As David Price prepares for his first start with his new team, the former Ray took out a full-page ad in today’s Tampa Bay Times to thank his old team and fans. (Download full-size PDF)
“Thank you, St. Petersburg and thank you, Tampa,” Price writes. “I’ve lived in both of you and enjoyed every minute.
“Thank you, fans. I heard you ringing your bells each time I had two strikes. I heard your applause when I walked off the field. I heard your groans in support of me with close calls on balls and strikes. I heard you, I felt your presence, and I so appreciate you …”
Price signed the ad with his dog, Astro.
He’s scheduled to make his first start with the Tigers today since Thursday’s trade. One of the players the Rays received in return, LHP Drew Smyly, is scheduled to make his Rays debut tonight at Oakland.