Two things are indelible parts of baseball: Managers arguing with umpires, and the stadium playing “God Bless America.” On Sunday Reds manager Bryan Price showed us what happens when those worlds collide.
I DON'T KNOW WHO LETS YOU UMPIRE GAMES YOUR JUDGMENT IS LAND THAT I LOOOOOVE STAND BESIDE HERRRRRR pic.twitter.com/YbMpifdk6a
— Zach Buchanan (@ZachENQ) September 10, 2017
Credit to Price. Even though he was mad in a tense moment of a 5-5 game, he didn’t miss a beat as soon as it came time to be patriotic. His pause was rewarded. The Reds still won 10-5 which meant his argument was for naught.
Perhaps the best part of this is that we’ve seen this before. In 2013 Terry Francona and Michael Bourn were arguing with an umpire in an Indians game when the same thing happened — but they weren’t quite as good at stopping their conversation.
‘God Bless America’ stopping arguments is a new baseball tradition — and one we need more of.