Jason O. Watson/Getty Images
It's safe to say Cincinnati Red manager Bryan Price doesn't have the best relationship with the media.
While speaking with sports reporters this week, Price was asked why teammate Devin Mesoraco didn't play with the Reds on Sunday. Price quickly became outraged by the question and laid into one local reporter with an angry, expletive-filled rant that included 77 F-bombs! Hey Price, the sports reporter was only doing his job.
"I'm f--king pissing up a rope in this f--king business. Because everyone has to know everything all the f--king time," Price yells in an audio recording of the tirade (warning: audio is very NSFW). "That's not my f--king obligation, it's not their obligation. You know why f--king Billy Hamilton didn't f--king play? The other day? Because his f--king finger's hurt and he couldn't hit right-handed comfortably. Right? So that's something that I need to know and no one else needs to know."
Price continued by blasting the media for giving competing teams an advantage by reporting when Reds players wouldn't be taking the field in certain games.
"No one else needs to f--king know it, and all of a sudden it's out there," he screamed. "It doesn't benefit us. It wasn't from you, but it doesn't benefit us one bit to f--king announce to the f--king other teams that we're playing to bring in lefties when they need to f--king get Billy out. There's no benefit. So, I'm f--king, to be honest with you, I'm f--king sick of this s--t. I'm sick of listening to this f--king s--t, I'm sick of f--king the f--king second-guessing bulls--t, you guys can do whatever the f--k you want, but I'll tell you this—I'm not going to f--king tell you everything about this f--king club, because you f--king guys are going to out there and sniff it out anyway. I don't f--king like it one f--king bit. I bend over backwards to be honest and direct with you f--king guys and you stick it right up my f--king ass and the f--king team's ass. And I'm sick of it. What do you got? If you don't got anything, get out and I'll do this f--king interview with Marty. You don't have anything? Just get out, please."
The Cincinnati Reds later tweeted an apology. "Bryan Price – ‘In my pre-game conversation with reporters yesterday, I used wholly inappropriate language to describe the media coverage of our team. While I stand by the content of my message, I am sorry for the choice of words."