Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson was nice enough to give Detroit Tigers pitcher David Price a pair of cleats, though the real story may be his socks…
David Price’s next start is being pushed back two days as the Detroit left-hander recovers from a right hamstring strain.
Price hurt himself Friday night when he stepped on a bat that had been tossed aside by an umpire in anticipation of a possible play at the plate.
Price suffered the injury Friday against the Kansas City Royals, when he stepped on a bat while covering home plate.
“My heel stepped on the bat, and then it rolled to the front of my foot,” Price said. “It felt like it kind of hyperextended my leg.”
“Well, if someone has a custom Jordan shoe I’m pretty confident I can get it.”
David Price dazzled again Friday, allowing only one earned run over eight innings as the Tigers notched a win over the White Sox.
Coming into this season, the Tigers had started 9-1 just twice since World War I: in 1968 and 1984, the years of Detroit’s last two World Series titles.
“The energy for Opening Day, for me it’s a kin to the Super Bowl. It’s kind of an unofficial holiday for Michigan and Detroit. It’s a lot of fun to be a part of it.”
Tuesday afternoon, Price sent out of the cooler tweets you will see from a professional athlete.