David Price insults TBS studio show

David Price, Vanderbilt alum, calls TBS studio analysts "nerds"

10/6/13 in MLB   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - David Price insults TBS studio showDavid Price did not pitch well last night in Game 2 of the ALDS. He gave up 7 runs in 7 innings. His career postseason ERA is now 5.06, and that includes the 2008 playoffs, where he was excellent out of the pen. That's only four starts, so there's no need to freak out, but the fact remains that the Rays needed Price to pitch like an ace yesterday and he didn't get it done.

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.
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10/7/13   |   mokolozo

The guys in the studio ARE horrible. So are the guys doing the Tampa/Boston game are too. They are pro tampa and it is sickening. I'm not a fan if either team but I do know there are TWO teams playing

10/6/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

wow.. an educated guy playing American baseball... is that like Army intelligence... he saw what the rest of is suffer through each an every live sporting event...tooooooooo many talking heads with no view of any sport...and a never ending supply of old retired athletes that believe that folks want to hear what the have to say...  click....click...