"It was great. My first full season of professional baseball, I started in Midland playing for Joe," Price recalled. "And I got absolutely obliterated in the Texas League and worked my way back to the California League. I don't think his memories of me are as good as mine were of him. Unfortunately, it was usually seeing him around the third or fourth inning, when it was his second and last visit to the mound to come get me. I didn't pitch terribly well that first year for Joe.
"Joe is a wonderful guy to play for, and a terrific person. He's very similar now to what I remember playing 30 years ago."