But ace pitcher David Price's Wednesday get-up is strange even by those standards. He threw a bullpen session in full football uniform — helmets, pads and everything. The uniform, of course, is from his alma mater Vanderbilt University.
Vandy plays its opening game of the college football season on Thursday, on ESPN no less, so this was Price's way of giving a shout out to his Commodore brethren. Price tweeted this earlier:
— David Price (@DAVIDprice14) August 28, 2013
Here are a few more pics of Price looking like a walk-on punter:
— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) August 28, 2013
— RMooneyTBO (@RMooneyTBO) August 28, 2013
Of course, with the mounting concerns about pitchers getting hit in the head by line drives — take, for instance Price's teammate Alex Cobb — wearing pads and a football helmet might not be all that strange for pitchers in the future.