Newly acquired Blue Jays pitcher David Price has captured the hearts of fans already, thanks in part to Tweeting out that he’d be sending two lucky young kids jerseys after spotting one of them wearing a makeshift Price jersey in a Twitter photo.
Jennifer Duplessis’s seven-year-old son Noah and his friend Jake, 9, were headed to see the Jays play the Kansas City Royals on Friday. Duplessis gave Jake an old Jays player’s jersey to wear—with a bit of embellishment in honour of the Jays’ newly acquired pitcher. Using hockey tape, some paper and a thick blue marker, Duplessis DIY’d a Price jersey for Jake and tweeted out a picture of the boys wearing their jerseys.
— Jennifer Duplessis (@jjay6555) July 31, 2015
Just before the game on Friday, the Blue Jays Twitter handler spotted Jake outside and tagged Price in their tweet. Price then shared the tweet on Friday, writing “Real jersey on me kid!! Size?”
Desperate to find the unnamed fan, Price later took to Twitter to ask Jays fans to help him track down the boy’s or his parent’s Twitter handle.
Price found Duplessis on Twitter and sent a direct message asking for her mailing address—and, true to his word, he’s sent Jake and Noah their very own Price jerseys.
— Jennifer Duplessis (@jjay6555) August 2, 2015
So far, fans’ reactions have been nothing but overwhelmingly supportive of Price:
@DAVIDprice14 This is why I’m happy to have you here. Sure your an ace, but you also care. even if it’s only for a few months. Welcome. — Just me (@Alsr2374) August 1, 2015
— Evan Scherr (@EvanScherr) August 1, 2015
— Gadget (@ff15104) August 2, 2015
Oh, and in his first game with the Jays, Price pitched a 5-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday to a sold-out crowd. Talk about a winning start.