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Price creates another Twitter stir

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November

Rays ace David Price seemed to have good intentions at the start of this tweet he sent out Tuesday afternoon, but by the end he was in the middle of another controversy, having riled up more than a few followers, bloggers and others who accused him of chauvinism and sexism, and others defending him and suggesting others took it too seriously.

Everyone thats traveling for thanksgiving please be careful! Driving conditions will be rough with these storms! Ladies..let ur man drive!

- @DAVIDprice14

Within six hours, that tweet  had been retweeted more than 1,000 times and picked up by several websites. Another current big-league pitcher joined the fray, Royals RHP Jeremy Guthrie posting a photo of himself in the passenger seat and a woman driving with the text: I'm gonna brave it, but if conditions worsen we will switch.

This is the second stir Price has created recently on Twitter. After his Game 2 playoffs loss to the Red Sox, Price's rants included criticizing TBS analysts Dirk Hayhurst and Tom Verducci, ending with, SAVE IT NERDS. He apologized the next day on Twitter, and the day after that to reporters.

One of Tuesday's wittier responses came from Yahoo!'s Dave Brown, who wrote: "Hey, maybe let Astro tweet for you from now on.''

 

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 7:29pm]

    

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