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Price rips umpire on Twitter after game

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Rays ace David Price has never been known as a hot-headed hurler. But all that changed Sunday after he faced the White Sox.

The defending AL Cy Young winner pitched well, allowing three earned runs and striking out nine in seven innings to earn his first win of the season , 8-3 in Chicago. But despite the sparkling outing, Price was none too pleased with home plate umpire Tom Hallion after the veteran ump tossed Rays pitcher Jeremy Hellickson for arguing from the bench.

We don’t know what Hallion might have said, but we sure know what Price is insinuating in this next doozy.

Ouch. Price might be hearing from the commissioner’s office after that last one. But then the war of words really heated up.

Later, Marc Topkin, the Tampa Bay Times' Rays beat writer, confirmed the smack talk by Hallion.

Well, Price was not about to be called a liar. So he brought his dad into the tift.

Rays pitcher Matt Moore also joined the debate. Guess which side he took?

Then, the man at the center of the actual ejection controversy chimed in (get ready for more, Hallion).

But in the end, the breaking point for Price was being called a liar. Though, ironically, that might be the same reason he gets fined for this whole episode.

Tagged: Rays, David Price, Jeremy Hellickson

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