Rays' commute to Coliseum a long one Friday

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Associated Press

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 8:35 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Tampa Bay starter David Price is certainly regretting his choice to take a taxi to the Oakland Coliseum on Friday.

With the Bay Bridge closed all weekend, the alternate route ran him a whopping $202 — and he posted live updates of his frustrating adventure on Twitter during the long journey. Manager Joe Maddon took the team bus, leaving at 2 p.m. and arriving at the ballpark at 3:45. But Maddon had bargained on a 1-hour trip and left his headphones behind. While he had a fully charged cellphone and iPad, he opted to use the time planning a cross-country offseason RV trip.

Maddon plans to ride BART public transit before Saturday night's game.

Price's plan? He says on Twitter, "Don't worry I have a helicopter rented for tomorrow!!"

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