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David Price attacked by man peeing on his car in Tampa

Dec 10, 2011, 9:31 PM EDT

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This one’s … odd.

But thankfully fairly innocent.

From Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times comes word that Rays pitcher David Price was nearly assaulted outside of a Tampa restaurant Friday after confronting a man who was relieving himself on the 26-year-old left-hander’s car.

No one was injured — not Price, nor the man.

Here’s the full run-down of details from Topkin:

After filling glasses as a guest bartender for manager Joe Maddon’s charity event at Tampa’s 717 South restaurant Friday, Rays pitcher David Price walked out to find a man relieving himself on the door of his car.

The man apparently didn’t take kindly to being interrupted — he pushed Price and took a swing at him, but Price said he wisely avoided confrontation, joking he was too quick.

“I was,” Price said, “relieved with how it turned out.”

Price stands 6-foot-6 and weighs over 225 pounds, so he’d match up well in a brawl with a majority of the people on this planet. But the man apparently scurried off after failing to land a single punch.

  1. drunkenhooliganism - Dec 10, 2011 at 9:34 PM

    Guy was drunk and couldn’t hit a good pitcher, any chance the perp was james loney

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Dec 10, 2011 at 9:45 PM

      From earlier reports, it appears Loney has no problem hitting people while drunk. It’s when he’s sober that he has difficulty…

      • clydeserra - Dec 10, 2011 at 9:58 PM

        where do you get drunk fir Loney?

      • hittfamily - Dec 10, 2011 at 10:06 PM

        Where do you get drunk if you’re Loney?

        Parked on the freeway apparently.

    • randygnyc - Dec 10, 2011 at 10:15 PM

      This obviously one of this occupy wall street criminals pissing on what was surely a VERY expensive car. The fact the coward ran away is no surprise to me.

      • Reflex - Dec 10, 2011 at 10:48 PM

        Huh? Where does that comment even come from?

      • hittfamily - Dec 11, 2011 at 12:18 AM

        No. One of the “occupy crowd” probably was paid a very minimal wage to wash it off though.

      • purnellmeagrejr - Dec 11, 2011 at 8:01 AM

        please do not pollute my HBT with your political crap – I’m sure you’ll be able to find another board with pinheads similar to yourself to display your ignorance in front of.

      • hittfamily - Dec 11, 2011 at 10:22 AM


        Please don’t pollute my HBT with……..Bill.

  2. cur68 - Dec 10, 2011 at 9:37 PM

    Whew. A urine/MLB related post that didn’t result in reputations being tarnished or career’s being stinkbombed.Kinda glad to see this, actually.

    Way to go David Price for not getting into a fight with a random pi$$er. Urine washes off, but assault charges and attendant lawyers require tomato juice, a stiff brush and a lout of scrubbing…wait, that’s skunks isn’t it? I always get wrongful legal suits mixed up with skunk stink.

  3. sfs1 - Dec 10, 2011 at 9:42 PM

    Good thing it wasn’t the guy who stole his AK.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Dec 10, 2011 at 9:46 PM

      So are you saying it was a good day?
      -Ice Cube

    • indaburg - Dec 10, 2011 at 9:47 PM

      Longoria had his AK stolen, not Price. Get your pistol packing Rays straight.

      • cur68 - Sep 10, 2013 at 12:06 AM

        I <3 U

      • indaburg - Sep 10, 2013 at 12:25 AM


    • hittfamily - Dec 11, 2011 at 12:33 AM

      AK-47 aren’t pistols indaberg. They are WMD’s. I don’t understand how a weapon capable of firing 30+ rounds of ammo in 3 seconds can be considered anything other.

  4. Old Gator - Dec 10, 2011 at 9:47 PM

    What a pisser.

    Hope it wasn’t Dontrelle Willis again….

  5. hittfamily - Dec 10, 2011 at 10:00 PM

    Wow. A pro athlete at a bar in the offseason, and he was the sober rational one in an altercation. Very wise David!!!

  6. JBerardi - Dec 10, 2011 at 10:17 PM

    But did they test the pee for PEDs?

  7. theonlynolan - Dec 10, 2011 at 10:46 PM

    David Price went onto say that he was pissed off but that’s always better than being pissed on.

  8. shaggylocks - Dec 10, 2011 at 11:15 PM

    Was Price one of the Rays that had his apartment broken into during Spring Training? Some people just can’t catch a break.

    • hittfamily - Dec 11, 2011 at 12:00 AM

      Yeah. He lived with Evan Longoria and Reid Brignac. Of the three, I would say it is Reid Brignac who can’t catch a break.

      Hey Reid, Evan got dinner last night, and I got it the night before. Your turn. Steak, lobster—Whatcha thinking?


      • marinersnate - Dec 11, 2011 at 12:18 AM


        With or without the ‘sliced franks’?

      • hittfamily - Dec 11, 2011 at 12:29 AM

        I would guess without, because if David wanted to slice a wiener, he would have done it Friday night.

        Oh snap!!!

  9. philwauke - Dec 11, 2011 at 12:01 AM

    He always blames his problems on the reliever.

    • hittfamily - Dec 11, 2011 at 12:15 AM


  10. Detroit Michael - Dec 11, 2011 at 6:20 AM

    “I was relieved,” Price said. Apparently, so was the attacker.

    • hittfamily - Dec 11, 2011 at 10:25 AM

      finally got the pun huh?

  11. lookatthefarside - Dec 11, 2011 at 11:55 PM

    In the end, both men were relieved.

  12. hittfamily - Mar 14, 2012 at 12:38 AM


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