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Luis Jimenez tops David Price in pregame cow-milking battle

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David Price cued up some R&B music on his phone. "To put her at ease," he explained. "I want us to get to know each other."

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Elsa was the first of two cows he would befriend at the 38th Annual Cow-Milking Contest on Dairy Night at Angel Stadium. (The other was named Anna -- yes, they share their names with the sisters from Frozen.) The contest is usually handed off to rookies or bench players, but the ultra-competitive Price couldn't pass up at a chance to win in front of a crowd. The Nashville native had never even touched a cow before, and earlier in the day reporters had to correct Price when he talked about milking "him."

After a few pointers from a dairy farmer, Price began milking Elsa and got into a nice rhythm. Halfway through, he swapped cows with his opponent, Angels infielder Luis Jimenez -- but he left his phone behind. The next cow, Anna, was far less cooperative, moving away from Price several times and providing only a few meager spurts. Perhaps all Anna wanted was to hear a few sweet R&B grooves.

At the weigh-in, Price's half-pound of milk was doubled by Jimenez, who had never milked a cow either. Jimenez got a nice milk-pail trophy for his efforts:

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And his nickname, "Lucho," earned a well-deserved addition:

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