Reds manager Bryan Price on April tirade: 'Not my finest hour'
He was upset after The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that catcher Devin Mesoraco was not available to pinch-hit during the game against the Cardinals.
"That was a really bad five-minute run, not my finest hour," Price recently told USA Today. "I certainly didn't think it would get those type of legs. But I said it. I stand by it. I own it.
"It's not something you want to be connected to for the rest of your life, to be using that type of language on an audiotape that anyone can access,” he added.
A month later, Price was tossed before a game against the Cleveland Indians after exchanging lineup cards with the umpiring crew at home plate. His complaint that time was frustration at the way the strike zone was being called in the previous game.
As for his now infamous rant, Price says he has to do a better job of reeling in his emotions.
"I have a temper, and I can use bad language, but I'm not a terribly reactive person," Price, who has a 104-121 record in two seasons with the team, told USA Today. "I just have a very strong belief system. When things are not going right and need to be right, I'm fairly non-compromising in that.
The Reds (28-35) have lost three games in a row and are 14 games back of the Cardinals in the National League Central.
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