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Bryan Price still doesn’t understand the media’s job

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CINCINNATI, OH - APRIL 9: Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price looks on during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ball Park on April 9, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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Reds’ manager Bryan Price sat down with USA Today’s Bob Nightengale and talked about his profanity-laden tirade against the media back in late April. He’s apologetic about the language he used and the fact that the thing went viral, but he still seems not to understand that the substance of his rant -- how dare the media report the facts it learns about the Reds! -- was divorced from reality. Price:

“Hey, I understand the media aren’t Reds employees,” Price said. “I totally understand the argument. It’s just from my side of it, I want less information coming out of our clubhouse than more.

“I have a great deal of respect for the job the media has to do, but with the media trying to get as much information from the clubhouse and get it out to the populace, there are conflicting motivations. It would just be nice to make it work where everyone was a winner. We almost compete against each other at times.

You don’t “compete against each other.” You have totally different jobs. There is no “everyone is a winner” scenario unless you see information being published as a “loss.” And if you see such a thing as a loss, you’re focusing too much on crap that really shouldn’t matter to you. It’d be just as silly for a reporter to talk about the outcome of a game being a “win” or a “loss” for him. You shouldn’t care about the former, the media shouldn’t care about the latter.

Oh well. Go to the article for that stuff. Stay for Price lamenting that, unlike when he was young, players these days showboat and celebrate and act all silly whereas he and his contemporaries played the game the right way.

In other news, Bryan Price is three years younger than Rickey Henderson.