Like many long-suffering Cubs fans, I have enjoyed this season immensely as the Cubs have found traction with our new line-up, including such news players as Kris Bryant and our new manager Joe Maddon. While our 150 million dollar pitcher, John Lester, appears better throwing his glove than the ball to first base, we are a lot happier with our second place position in the Central Division than our friends with the Cincinnati Reds — at least from the impressions left by Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price. Price gave a relatively brief interview about his team’s losing streak and managed to use the F-word 77 times as a noun, adjective, and what appears a conjunction. He added 11 versions of horse and cow manure. Some people are calling for him to be fired for the profane outburst but should a manager or player be fired for foul language?
One has to be impressed that Price was able to stuff 77 F-bombs and 11 other swear words into an interview that only lasted five-minutes 34-seconds. Here it is:
What is odd is how Price lashes out on how media coverage is not working for him or the team: “I don’t know what the importance is for everyone to know if we have a player that’s not here. We don’t benefit at all from the other teams knowing we don’t have a player.” It is really not meant to benefit any team. The media is allowed to report on such missing players.
Having said this, while Tom Hanks would say “there is no crying in baseball,” there is certainly a lot of swearing.
I do not agree that this is so out of line to justify termination for Price. He was passionate and profane to be sure, but to be fired for swearing? I have been a critic of how sporting events have become filled with drunk abusive fans.
What do you think?