Movie Quote of the Day:
“You are hanging on by a very thin thread and I dig that about you!”
– Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maquire (1996)
One of the interesting stories that I saw from yesterday involved Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price. Before winning last night against the Milwaukee Brewers, the Reds had lost seven of their last eight games. Five of those losses came against division rival St. Louis Cardinals.
To put it lightly, Price was frustrated when speaking to the media in a pre-game conversation yesterday.
Price was asked a question concerning why All-Star catcher Devin Mesoraco was not present with the team for Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals. If he had been there, Mesoraco could have been available to pinch hit late in the game. This led to Price going on a five and a half minute profane rant to the media. According to an article written by Cincinnati Reds reporter C. Trent Rosecrans, Price dropped the F-bomb a total of 77 times. While also using a certain word that is used as a substitute for feces 11 times.
First off, I think the media is overblowing the idea that Mesoraco wasn’t there with the team. Mesoraco has been injured with a hip injury and hasn’t started a game in over a week. I don’t know where Mesoraco could have been, but I’m sure it had something to do with his injury.
That being said, I don’t see any excuse for Price’s rant getting as bad as it did. I’m not a prude, Price didn’t say anything I don’t say daily. I’ve been around a locker room, that kind of explicit language is used frequently. I can understand using that kind of language when you’re frustrated, but dude, you have to be selective on when to use it. Managers can’t be going around using the F-bomb 77 times when talking to the media. That will only lead to a worse situation, and it may eventually lead to Price losing his job. Price had a losing season last year in his first year as manager. It’s not much better this year, granted it’s only 13 games into the season, but the Reds are below a .500 record.
Price has to show that he can win before using this kind of language, but even then he has to be selective on when to use it. If he has another rough season as manager, this incident will only add fuel to the fire.
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