Price was understandably not happy about his performance. However, he curiously decided to take it out on members of the TBS studio team, I guess for pointing out that Price didn't pitch a good game. Of course, he can't go after a legend like Pedro Martinez, so what does Price do? Go after the two analysts with the least amount of pro baseball cred, SI writer Tom Verducci and journeyman pitcher Dirk Hayhurst.
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
This is the simple and infuriating jock mentality. It assumes that Verducci can't be analyst because he never played professional baseball. Even worse, it assumes Hayhurst can't because he "only" pitched 39 innings in the big leagues.* This sort of attitude annoys the crap out of me, especially when we're dealing with the pretty obvious conclusion that Price didn't pitch well. It is possible to analyze baseball without playing it at the highest level.
* The funny thing is Hayhurst spent 2011 in the Rays organization, so in theory Price and Hayhurst were teammates during spring training. Awkward.
Of course, it bears noting that Price went to Vanderbilt and he's calling other people nerds. That's rich.