David Price goes on anti-umpire tirade on Twitter

On Sunday, the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Chicago White Sox 8-3. 2012 AL Cy Young winner David Price started for the Rays and picked up his first win of the season, allowing three runs on six hits in seven innings, walking out two and striking out nine.

But after Price left the game following the seventh inning, Rays pitcher Jeremy Hellickson was ejected by home plate umpire Tom Hallion. Hellickson, who was on the bench, reportedly yelled at Hallion to provoke the ejection. 

That's not the story Price is going with, though. After the game, the Rays' ace took to Twitter and lambasted Hallion.

Now, what spurned this rampage from Price? Well, according to Hallion, it was an innocent comment. Of course, an umpire would *never* try to become the focus of the game!

And finally, Hellickson and Matt Moore took to Twitter to defend their teammate.

Ladies and gentlemen, I have a feeling this isn't going to end well for anyone involved, from Hallion, to Price, to Hellickson, to Moore.

Joe Lucia

About Joe Lucia

Managing editor of Awful Announcing. News editor of The Comeback. Managing editor of The Outside Corner. You guessed it - not actually Frank Stallone.

Quantcast