Tampa TV Station Tweets Unfunny Detroit Joke after David Price Trade (Tweets)

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David Price is Detroit-bound in a three-team deal that shuffled players from Seattle and Tampa as well. Perhaps you’ve read about it. Well, FOX 13 from Tampa, not exactly a city steeped in baseball tradition, took that opportunity to be outwardly critical of Detroit’s failing infrastructure and economy, suggesting that Rays fans should “take comfort” in the fact that Price is headed to a city that’s undergoing tremendous hardship.


The Tweet (pictured above) was taken down, but fortunately, the response from Detroit’s FOX affiliate is still up, and it’s pretty awesome:

This was, to their credit, after they acknowledged that the Tweet was in poor taste, and posted this:

It’s pretty hard to stay mad at any organization if they post an Anchorman quote as even a pseudo-apology. These things happen. I would have opted for “Dorothy Mantooth is a SAINT” just because it’s funny. Not because it’s at all relevant to the issue at hand.

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