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Celebrity pets: Furry friends of the rich and famous

By: Catie Leary on July 17, 2019, 5:35 p.m.
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price with his dog Astro

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David Price and Astro

When he was with the Tampa Bay Rays, pitcher David Price often brought his dog Astro out onto the field just before the start of the game as he did here in April 2013 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The team gave away miniature toy versions of Astro to fans and one special edition sat in the dugout with the team. That replica was actually stolen from the dugout, but was soon replaced by a bigger plastic dog courtesy of "Desperate Housewives" actress Eva Longoria. Sadly, the French bulldog who followed his man through various gigs to Boston, passed away in July 2019. The pitcher noted his pal's passing by adding a small paw symbol to his cap for his next game.