David Price is one of the best pitchers the Tampa Bay Rays have ever had. Price was a fan favorite, but just as popular was his faithful sidekick 'Astro.'
The French bulldog frequently made appearances at the ballpark and across the pitcher's social media platforms.
But Wednesday evening, Price tweeted out a sad update: Astro passed away.
I knew this day was coming sooner rather than later but it still hurts the same. Astro took his last nap today and we will miss him dearly! Thank you to everyone who always checked in on him and asked me how he was doing! 😔😔 pic.twitter.com/MabUKSlh3j— David Price (@DAVIDprice24) July 11, 2019
"The amount of support we have received over the last 12 hours has been unreal!!" Price tweeted. "Love seeing all the pictures everyone has of him...we appreciate everyone’s kind words #ripastro."
Fans both of Price and the dog took to the comment section with some of their favorite Astro moments and photos:
Rip Astro you will be missed 💔😢 pic.twitter.com/jjglOQbfQ6— Amber Stone (@StoneDog1178) July 11, 2019
RIP Astro, we'll miss you buddy.