Bryan Price, manager for the Cincinnati Reds, went on a five-minute, 34-second expletive-filled tirade. The final tally was 77 uses of the "F" word or a variant and 11 uses of a vulgar term for feces (two bovine, one equine).

Upset by the accurate reports that All-Star catcher Devin Mesoraco was not with the team for Sunday's game in St. Louis, Price went on a five-minute, 34-second expletive-filled tirade in his daily session with reporters in advance of the Reds' 6-1 win Monday night in Milwaukee.

"I don't know what the importance is for everyone to know if we have a player that's not here," Price said. "We don't benefit at all from the other teams knowing we don't have a player."

The Enquirer reported after Sunday's game that Mesoraco was not available for pinch-hitting duties in the Reds' 2-1 loss in St. Louis. When asked after the game if Mesoraco was a consideration in that spot, Price said he was not.