From the file labeled “Shaking Our Damn Heads,” David Price has signed a deal with Steiner Sports* to remind Yankees fans who gave up Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit…
Tampa Bay’s David Price agreed with Steiner Sports to autograph collectibles, including baseballs and pictures. Some of the souvenirs will bear the inscription, “I Gave Up DJ’s 3K,” and be signed by both Price and Jeter.
Hey, we are all for athletes trying to get every dime possible. After all, there probably aren’t a lot of endorsement opportunities for players in the Bay Area not named after a certain Desperate Housewife. But c’mon DP, you really got sign the gear like that?
Price is one of the faces of the franchise and one of the best young pitchers in baseball. And this seems so…cheap. Rather than acting like a future Hall-of-Famer, Price is acting like a pawn in the Yankees universe.
And that is unfortunate.
*Steiner Sports is the official collectibles partner of the Yankees. Of course, we aren’t sure how good they are. They are still trying to sell parts of the old Yankee Stadium.