Tampa Bay Times

Class Act: Outgoing Pitcher David Price Buys Full-Page Newspaper Ad to Thank Tampa Bay

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

Nate Silver Staffs Up at New FiveThirtyEight Blog

Since taking his talents—and FiveThirtyEight blog—from The New York Times to ESPN over the summer, Nate Silver has been busy putting together “[his] own Moneyball team” of editorial staffers in anticipation of the site’s relaunch next year.