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David Price responds to David Ortiz: “This is not a war.”

David Price

David Price

AP

Red Sox DH David Ortiz made some regrettable comments directed at Rays pitcher David Price following Friday’s game. Drama from last week’s series in Florida -- in which the Red Sox did not appreciate Yunel Escobar stealing third base with a five-run lead in the eighth inning -- continued, as Price hit two Boston batters and four in Red Sox uniforms were ejected.

Ortiz told the media that Price was acting “like a little girl” and a “little [expletive]”. He added, “It’s a war. It’s on.”

Price had a chance to respond on Saturday evening prior to the start of the second game of the series in Boston between the two clubs. Via Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports:

#Rays’ Price: “For as many people as I quote-unquote lost respect from, I gained respect from a lot more. I know that’s a fact.”

— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 31, 2014


More from Price: “Nobody’s bigger than the game of baseball. You ask pitchers from 10-15-20 years ago. That’s normal. Part of the game.”

— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 31, 2014


More Price: “He was mad. I get it. You say stupid stuff when you’re mad. I’m sure he probably wishes he didn’t say some of things he said...

— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 31, 2014


“You can’t equate the game we play to a war. Kellen Winslow said he’s a soldier. No, he’s not. This is not a war...not a good comparison.”

— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 31, 2014

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