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Rays rail: Price finds figurine unflattering

Just chillin'

With temperatures in the 40s Sunday morning and not getting to 60 thanks to a biting wind, the Rays made a few concessions, moving the pre-workout speeches to a meeting room and canceling the pop-up drills.

Who is this Ray?

He was college roommates with Cy Young winner David Price and ranks one ahead of him on Vanderbilt's all-time wins list. Was a 15th-round pick by San Diego in 2006. Was acquired in trade last year from Washington and re-signed.

The dish

Today's full-squad workout starts at 8:45 a.m. at Charlotte Sports Park (2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte) and lasts about 90 minutes. Admission and parking free. Suggested route: I-75 South to Toledo Blade Road, go west 6½ miles to El Jobean Road (SR 776), go right 2 miles, stadium complex is on left. For information: (941) 235-5025.

Exhibition schedule

Tickets: $10-27, available at, Charlotte Sports Park and Trop box offices, Tampa team store, through Ticketmaster.

Info: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)

All games 1:05 unless noted


23: vs. Pirates, at Red Sox, 1:35

24: at Twins

25: vs. Red Sox (ss)

26: vs. Astros

27: at Pirates

28: vs. Tigers


1: at Jays

2: vs. Orioles

3: vs. Twins

4: at Red Sox, 1:35

5: at Twins

6: Off

7: at Pirates

8: vs. Phillies

9: at Phillies

10: vs. Red Sox

11: vs. Twins, 7:05

12: vs. Yankees

13: Off

14: at Orioles

15: vs. Phillies

16: vs. Red Sox

17: at Red Sox, 1:35

18: Off

19: at Tigers

20: at Twins, 7:05

21: vs. Jays

22: vs. Orioles, at Pirates

23: vs. Twins

24: at Yankees

25: vs. Pirates, 7:05

26: at Phillies

27: vs. Jays

28: at Orioles, 7:05

29: at Tigers

30: vs. Tigers at Trop, 1:10

Who is this Ray: RHP Matt Buschmann

On the Web

Follow our coverage all spring on The Heater blog ( and on Twitter @TBTimes_Rays.

Unflattering portrayal

As psyched as LHP David Price was about the bobblehead of his dog Astro, he was kinda down on the action figurine of him that will be given out. "I look like freakin' Pinocchio," he said. "That's ridiculous. I don't understand how that's the final product. That's somebody upstairs who's a little mad at me and was like, 'Let's make David look like Pinocchio.' I might do a recall."

Quote of the day

"Price's dog is way more famous than any of us."

OF Sam Fuld, joking about Astro's bobblehead on the promo schedule.

Rays rail: Price finds figurine unflattering 02/17/13 [Last modified: Sunday, February 17, 2013 9:38pm]
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