“I was always playing with my brothers, who are older than me, and they were better than me at everything until I hit a certain age. I just got tired of losing. I never wanted to lose.” 

“I'm a very competitive person, whether it's school, baseball or even playing video games.” 

“There is a world of difference between college hitters and major league hitters. I still have a lot to learn.” 

"When they told me they were going to take me with the first pick in the draft, I was very, very honored.” 

“Pitching in Tennessee where I grew up is awesome. That's why I went to Vandy so people that watched me grow up and play baseball would still be able to do that.” 

“To have that confidence in me and to show everybody in the world that he’s putting a 23-year-old lefty that’s pitched in seven games in his major league career out there to try and stop a rally for the Red Sox with the bases loaded in the eighth inning, that was awesome.”

“You have to plan and figure out where you're starting your slider and where it's going to end.” 

“It’s a huge honor to be [at the All-Star Game], and even bigger to be one of the two starters.” 

“At this level, they treat us all like grown men. We know what we're doing out there, so they let us do what we're trying to do. There's not any particular philosophy the club is handing down other than just working hard.”

“I love playing baseball. I love being around baseball.” 

“Whenever you're going against a guy like Jon Lester and you're facing a lineup like the Boston Red Sox, you better come ready to play.” 

“I expect a lot from myself. But I don't see it as adding pressure. I go out there and I have fun with it, and I try to perform the best I can. I put a little added stuff on me. But I like it.” 

“They say the toughest thing is staying in the Major Leagues once you get there. And I would agree with that.”


David Price, 2005 Team USA



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