Reds manager Bryan Price, umpires halt argument for ‘God Bless America’

Bryan Price
David Kohl, USA Today Sports

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett was ejected from Sunday’s game when he slammed both his helmet and shin guard after striking out looking to end the top of the seventh inning. His manager, Bryan Price, came out to stick up for his guy, but his argument was halted by the performance of “God Bless America.”

When the argument ended, Pryce resumed his argument. But he managed to keep himself in the game.

“’God Bless America’ gave me time to realize that was not the time to get ejected,” Price said, via Zach Buchanan of Cincinnati.com.

Managers and umpires arguing is a tradition as old as baseball itself. But there’s certainly a time and place where it’s not appropriate. Price and both umpires (Shane Livensparger and Jerry Layne) did a good job of recognizing that.