Price rips umpire on Twitter after game

Rays ace David Price has never been known as a hot-headed

hurler. But all that changed Sunday after he faced the White


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


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


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.