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David Price Gets Cy Young and Unusual Parking Ticket in 2012

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

David Price, the 2012 Cy Young award winner, received a parking ticket early this morning in Florida. Price took to Twitter to let his fans know that it is apparently illegal to back into parking spots in some parts of the state.

Price’s tweet:

  • Just got a ticket in Miami for being backed into a spot?? Officer wrote the ticket wrong though…he put jan 4 2012…still valid ticket??

Price has received several responses back from fans encouraging him to fight the ticket for several reasons. Among the reasons are the facts that a sign wasn’t posted to enforce the little known rule. Also fans think that the fact that both the date and year were listed wrong on the ticket. Price later tweeted that the ticket came at 12:47 am on January 5th 2013.

Other fans told the Tampa Bay Rays star to pay the ticket. Perhaps the fans were referring to the fact that he made over $4 million in the 2012 season. The Rays recently resigned Price to a $10.1 million deal for the 2013 MLB season.

In 2012, Price was awarded the Cy Young trophy as the best pitcher in the American League. Price posted a 20-5 record, 2.56 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 205 strikeouts over 211 innings in 31 games. Price led the AL in wins, ERA and win percentage.

I’m not sure the cop knew who Price was or that he was even famous. Consider though that he could have been a Detroit Tigers fan mad that Price beat out Justin Verlander for the Cy Young. The cop could have also been a fan of in state rival Miami Marlins.

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