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'God Bless America' stops argument between Reds manager and umpires

Lucy Burdge
September 12, 2017 - 12:36 pm

Reds manager Bryan Price was arguing with umpires in the 7th inning of Cincinnati's 10-5 win over the Mets on Sunday when he had to suddenly pause the spat for “God Bless America.” 

In what was then a 5-5 game, Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett had just been ejected for throwing his helmet and batting gloves after disagreeing with home plate umpire Shane Livensparger’s strike-three call. Price came out to argue for him but was interrupted by the song. 

Once the song was over, Price had cooled off and just walked back to the dugout.

And it's not the first time this has happened. Former Red Sox manager and current Indians skipper Terry Francona was in the same situation in 2013. Except Francona, of course, kept arguing with the umpires during the song. 

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