MILWAUKEE (AP) - Cincinnati manager Bryan Price is sorry for using foul language in a pregame tirade.
Everything in between the bad words remains fair game.
skipper stood firm on his
stance that media shouldn't report developments he
thinks would put his
team at a competitive disadvantage.
apologized twice in the manager's office, once in front of TV cameras and again when the cameras were off.
looked reporters in the eyes during his
apologies, which echoed a similar sentiment to the first apology of the day posted on the team's Twitter account.
Price was particularly upset over a Cincinnati Enquirer report that catcher Devin Mesoraco wasn't available to play during a game in St. Louis because of injury.
counted 77 uses of a common vulgarity during Price's
5-minute, 34-second diatribe.
Price, in the second year of a three-year deal, was elevated from pitching coach to manager when the Reds fired Dusty Baker after the 2013 season for failing to get the team deeper into the playoffs.
During their recent slump, Price
- who was ejected twice last season - got thrown out of a game for causing a delay by refusing to leave the field.