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David Price has people chasing him, "Hard Day's Night"-style

Feb 5, 2010, 1:21 PM EST

The Nashville Scene has a nice catching-up-with-the-former-BMOC article about Rays’ pitcher David Price up today. Pretty standard stuff except for the opening anecdote:

“Last year when we were in Philadelphia, a teammate and I were going
to Ruth’s Chris and two guys ran after our cab for about three miles,”
Price says. “Then one of the guys tried to sit with us at our table.
The manager came up and asked, ‘Are you expecting a third to your
party?’ I was like, ‘No.’ He said, ‘I didn’t think so.’ When he went
back up there the guy had already run out the door.

“He was in black sweatpants and a black hoodie and he just wanted to get my autograph. … That was a little weird.”

I would bet my life that it was some baseball card or autograph dealer. Those guys totally weird me out. I used to regularly stay at the same Cleveland hotel where visiting players would stay when they played the Indians. The normal fans, the kids and the groupies were all actually pretty respectful. They’d hang around, sure, but they usually wouldn’t go after guys or invade the ballplayers’ space.

The dealers, though, were nuts. And you knew they were dealers because they would be giving their business cards out to everyone while they waited for Ryan Freel or whoever to emerge from an elevator. And even if they didn’t have the cards they all looked like Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons, so it was pretty obvious.

Stalking David Price. What has this world come to?

  1. moreflagsmorefun - Feb 5, 2010 at 2:32 PM

    Aye Yai Yai CARAMBA

  2. smsetnor - Feb 8, 2010 at 9:24 AM

    I remember one spring training coincided with my spring break from college. This was the first time that I saw the drudge of society that are autograph dealers. It was disgusting. My response, start heckling the autograph seekers like they harassed the ball players. You know you’re not going to get in to a fight because they have no spine (and even if they did fight, I can’t believe Comic Book Guy would pack much of a punch). They definitely looked confused when we started and they just kind of looked at us blankly with their cold, soulless and lonely eyes.

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