Today is David Price's first day as a Detroit Tiger, and while most pro athletes would be focused on winning over the new home crowd, he made it clear this morning that he'll never forget Tampa Bay. Price took out a full-page ad in today's Tampa Bay Times with the headline "Thank You, Tampa Bay." It's not just a quick see-ya note, either. He goes into detail about the people and communities he'll miss now that he's moved to the Motor City. Perhaps most charmingly, the ad was co-signed by his dog, Astro, who has become almost as iconic as the Cy Young Award winner. Check out the ad below, followed by the full text. Hat tip to Fox Sports via NPR's Scott Simon. A whole bunch of thanks to #Rays, fans, staff and more from @DAVIDprice14 in full page ad in today's @TB_Times pic.twitter.com/ThyM8le3ru — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) August 5, 2014
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