David Price Takes Out Ad in NewsPaper Thanking Rays Fans
As you all know by now David Price was traded from the Tampa Bay Rays to the Detroit Tigers in possibly the biggest move of this year’s MLB Trade Deadline. Price is in line for a huge pay day and we all know his days in Tampa were numbered but that didnt mean he was dying to get out. The Rays have long been known to be a tight knit group and from all reports Price would have been happy to remain a Ray. So although happy to joint the Tigers Price wanted to thank the Rays Fans – so on Tuesday, a full page ad appeared in the Tampa Bay TImes thanking the fans and the Rays organization.
Thank you, St. Petersburg and thank you, Tampa. 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.
Thank you, Joe Maddon and Jim Hickey. You’ve believed in me. You’ve taught me. You’ve given me opportunities to shine. I will have you with me in every game the rest of my career.
Thank you, Cuz, Stanley Mc, Holmes, Foles, Davey, Shelty, Nelly Nel, and the amazing Don Zimmer. You’ve all meant so very much to me.
Thank you to my incredible Rays teammates. You have been my brothers and greatest friends. Thank you for our times together.
Thank you, Rick Vaughn, Westy, Ronnie P, Nation, and Vinword. I couldn’t have made it through a day without you guys.
Thank you, Rays organization. From Vinny in the parking lot, to Berte outside our clubhouse, to Papito, Beans, Champ, T-Wall, Sexy Black, Nasty Nate, and all the many wonderful people who helped and supported me each day I was at the Trop. Thank you for being there.
Thank you, Stu Sternberg and Andrew Friedman. Thank you for drafting me. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to know all of the people I’ve mentioned above and the opportunity to experience the last six years playing for the Tampa Bay Rays. I’ll forever be grateful.
Astro and I love you all. We miss you already. Although we begin a new chapter on the mound tonight, we will never forget you.
David & Astro Price