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Reds Manager Bryan Price Forced to Put Umpire Argument On Hold for ‘God Bless America’


On Sunday afternoon, the New York Mets hosted the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field for some late-season, non-playoff-implicating baseball. I’m sure it was thrilling.


The Reds eventually came out on top in this one, but after the top of the seventh inning, the game was still tied 5-5, and Scooter Gennett had just been ejected by home-plate umpire Shane Livensparger (he was upset at a called-third-strike).

Gennett’s manager Bryan Price came out to argue with Livensparger over the call and ensuing ejection, as managers do, but he didn’t time his debate strategically. Soon after he started arguing, Price was interrupted by ‘God Bless America,’ (sung during the seventh inning stretch at Citi Field) and had to put everything on hold for a few minutes.

Which is just hilarious to watch unfold:

Later, I enhanced the image, and if you look closely, you can see actual steam bursting out of Price’s head:

And now he’s probably wondering how is that song good for the Reds?


Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.