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Mike Benzie | | June 24, 2015

Price at CWS

David Price ESPN captures Detroit Tigers pitcher David Price on their telecast during Game 3 of the College World Series.

OMAHA, Neb. -- The vast, inquiring and sleuthing world of social media had fun with a David Price sighting at Game 3 of the College World Series Finals between his alma mater Vanderbilt and the University of Virginia. 

It's not a surprise to see the Detroit Tigers left-hander at a Vanderbilt game -- he's been to earlier games this CWS in Omaha and was also in Champaign, Illinois rooting on the Commodores at the Super Regional. The first reaction by most was wondering how he was here in Omaha during his own team's game. But Detroit's game in Cleveland finished up a good four hours before first pitch here, so with modern conveniences that can be afforded those with a $19.75 Million annual salary, Price was at the game sitting behind the Vanderbilt bench. 

Though, he will have to hustle to Detroit for a noon-time game there tomorrow.

Price last pitched Tuesday with a 7-3 win against Cleveland. He is 7-2 with a 2.42 ERA for the year and 95 strikeouts in 104 innings pitched.

Fans had fun with the fact Price was caught by ESPN cameras looking somewhat incognito while reporter Jessica Mendoza was interviewing Bryan Reynolds parents in the row behind Price. But Price later was interviewed for the big screen at TD Ameritrade Park. That's when more fans took to Twitter.

Price pitched at Vanderbilt from 2005-2007. His final year, he finished 11-1 on the year with 2.63 ERA and 194 strikeouts in 133.1 innings pitched. He and Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson are the only two No. 1 overall draft picks in Vanderbilt history. He is also from the same home town and high school of Vanderbilt first baseman Zander Wiel and reliever Collin Snider.

Here's a look at some of the exchange on Twitter tonight.

Price also had a funny exchange with the many, many fans (both in Omaha and on TV) who have strong opinions on the so-called "Vandy Whistler." If you haven't heard the whistles yet, and you tune in, you will not be able to stop hearing the whistles. Anyway, Price came to the Whistler's defense with savvy advice.
Division I
Baseball Championship
June 14 - 24, 2024
Charles Schwab Field Omaha | Omaha, NE

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