MLB may be experimenting with ways to speed up the pace of play, but managers are having no trouble keeping one part of the game moving: their mouths. Last week Reds manager Bryan Price went off on a prolonged, profane tirade about media coverage. Price's rant, which instantly went viral, is the latest in a long line of manager blowups—but is it the greatest? This numerical analysis of some of the highest lows in skipper swearing attempts to answer the question.
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April 20, 2015
April 26, 1993
April 29, 1983
May 14, 1978
Sample: "F--- me. It's a f------ disgrace. I'm f------ sick of this s---."
Sample: "I'm tired of all this bulls---, guys asking stupid-ass questions."
Subject: Cubs fans
Sample: "If they're the real Chicago f------ fans, they can kiss my f------ ass right downtown."
Subject: Dave Kingman
Sample: "Jesus Christ, he beat us with three f------ home runs."
THEY SAID IT
"It's been one long boo for 15 years."
Yankees DH summing up his career when asked if he noticed more animosity at away games.