Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price is really frustrated — not at his team’s mediocre performance so far — but at why the media would care about players who are not playing.
What started as an innocuous question about Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco missing Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals turned into a tirade against the media.
“I don’t understand what the importance is for everybody to know if we have a player that’s not here,” Price said in a daily pregame interview on Sunday. Television crews had already left. “I don’t get it. ... Has it always been this way? Where we just tell everybody everything?”
Then follows a string of expletives that tallies up to 77 F-bombs, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Listen.
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Here’s what it looks like if you were to write part of it out (the Cincinnati Enquirer actually transcribed all of it).
Here’s what everyone who covers sports thinks.
But Price has his supporters.
Of course, cussing is nothing new in sports. See this tweet (warning: it is not censored).
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