Tigers starter David Price admitted to committing the same crime for which Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval was benched on Thursday, but said he does it smarter. “I check my Instagram. I check my Twitter. I just don’t tweet, don’t like stuff,” Price told TMZ Sports.
Price added, “Anything that’s going to show that you’re on your phone during games you want to try and stay away from.” He admitted to preferring not to read magazines in the bathroom, explaining, “The magazines are in the bathroom next to the toilet. If I’m sitting there using the restroom and other people are sitting there using the restroom and they’re touching these magazine, I don’t want to touch those magazines. It’s disgusting.”
The man has a point.
LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw will pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2023 after signing a one-year, $20 million deal.
For the second straight year, the Dodgers didn’t extend a qualifying offer to the three-time Cy Young Award winner. Instead, they gave him additional time to mull his future, and he once again decided to stay with the only franchise he’s ever played for during his 15-year major league career.
The 34-year-old left-hander was 12-3 with 2.28 ERA in 22 starts last season. He struck out 137 and walked 23. Kershaw made his ninth All-Star team and started the Midsummer Classic for the first time in his career at Dodger Stadium.
Last April, he became the franchise’s all-time strikeout leader with 2,697. He reached 2,800 strikeouts in his last start of the regular season on Oct. 5 against Colorado. Kershaw ranks 24th all-time with 2,807.
Kershaw has a career record of 197-87 with a 2.48 ERA. He won his only World Series title in 2020, when the Dodgers beat Tampa Bay during the pandemic-shortened season.