State of the Rays: Arrival of reinforcements right on time
SEP 02, 2013 4:36p ET
College football season kicked off last week. This was not lost in the Rays clubhouse, as shown by their "NCAA football" themed road trip to the West Coast. There were some interesting selections (Maddon in a Lafayette College jersey, reliever Joel Peralta in a Colorado one), but no one topped Price's full-uniform tribute to Vanderbilt.
When Price learned about the theme, he contacted Vandy manager Tim Corbin, who worked with football coach James Franklin to ship the gear overnight to Price in time for a bullpen session last Wednesday.
Price pitched at Vandy from 2005 to 2007, so he was eager to show support for his Commodores. Price had a memorable response when asked to predict his football position, had he chosen a career between the hashes: "Between waterboy and long-snapper."
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