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  • Where Bryan Price ranks among the best coach rants of all time (Big League Stew)

  • Bryan Price F-bomb incident is an unfortunate part of the game (Yahoo Sports)

    The Reds' manager isn't the first – and definitely won't be the last – to lose his cool and exercise poor judgment with the media.

  • Reds' Bryan Price apologizes for language, not message (The Associated Press)

    Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price apologized on Tuesday for using profanity during a pregame meeting with reporters, but says he stands by his message that media shouldn't report developments he feels would put his team at a competitive disadvantage. The struggling Reds had just been swept in St. Louis, dropping them below .500. Through the team's Twitter account on Tuesday, Price apologized for his choice of words. ''While I stand by the content of my message, I am sorry for the choice of words.'' 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.

  • Bryan Price apologizes for his 77 F-bombs, but stands by anti-media rant (Big League Stew)

    Bryan Price has agreed to wash his mouth out with soap, but he still hasn't changed his tune about the media. The Cincinnati Reds' skipper believes the beat reporters that cover his team shouldn't share any information that gives opposing teams an advantage. He believes that so much that Monday he conveyed that sentiment with 77 F-bombs . [ Still not too late to sign up for Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball ] In the requisite apology, which the Reds released Tuesday via Twitter, Price says he stands by the message but he's sorry for the language: Bryan Price – “In my pre-game conversation with reporters yesterday, I used wholly inappropriate language to describe.... — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) April 21, 2015 .... the media coverage of our team. While I stand by the content of my message, I am sorry for the choice of words.” — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) April 21, 2015 The apology comes not 12 hours after Price's epic tirade spread all over the Internet and immediately joined Lee Elia and Tommy Lasorda in the manager meltdown Hall of Fame. His target was Cincinnati Enquirer reporter C. Trent Rosecrans, who Tweeted after Sunday's game that All-Star catcher Devin Mesoraco couldn't pinch hit because he wasn't with the team. Note, he reported this after the game. Nonetheless, Price fumed Monday about how the media reporting every bit of info about the Reds will help opponents prepare for games. The core issue here is that Price sees the media as part of the organization that's under his thumb (he called the beat writers "our own people" at one point). [ Check out Big League Stew on Tumblr for even more baseball awesomeness. ] The apology helps the Reds smooth things over with fans back in Ohio who may be less likely to buy a ticket to a game because the manager has a potty mouth, but it doesn't address the core issue. The job of a beat writer isn't to help a pro sports team win games or even look good. That's never been the point of the job and it never will be. More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: - - - - - - - Mike Oz is the editor of Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at mikeozstew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @MikeOz

  • Reds manager Bryan Price goes on profanity-filled rant (The Associated Press)

    Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price went on a profanity-filled rant during his pregame meeting with media Monday, taking exception with the way his team was being covered. Price was particularly upset with a Cincinnati Enquirer writer who reported catcher Devin Mesoraco was not available for Sunday's loss to St. Louis.

News from Reds.com

  • Breaking Barriers essay winners a courageous duo

    Malcolm Venable's essay about overcoming school bullying due to stuttering and Kayla Savory's courageous account of growing up in a difficult home environment were selected as the two Grand Prize winners from more than 16,000 entries in the 2015 Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life Essay Contest, announced Tuesday by Major League Baseball and Scholastic.

  • Price apologizes for language used in media session

    Reds manager Bryan Price issued an apology on Tuesday morning for his language in a pregame session with media that made the rounds late Monday night. He expressed displeasure and frustration in a spirited session with reporters before the game at what he perceived was too much revealing of details regarding player availability.

  • Rookie stopper? DeSclafani coming up big for Reds

    In his last two starts, Anthony DeSclafani has halted three-game and four-game Cincinnati losing streaks. The four-game skid came to a halt Monday night, when the rookie right0hander pitched eight shutout innings in the Reds' 6-1 victory over the Brewers.

  • Pena's diving grab among Reds' defensive gems

    While starter Anthony DeSclafani was limiting the Brewers to two hits over eight scoreless innings, the Reds turned in three outstanding defensive plays to help keep Milwaukee off the board until Cincinnati's offense got on track.

  • DeSclafani shuts down Crew as Reds bust out

    Zack Cozart and Joey Votto homered, and Anthony DeSclafani pitched an eight-inning gem to give the Reds a 6-1 win Monday night over the Brewers. Ryan Braun connected on his first home run of the season in the ninth inning for Milwaukee.