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Bryan Price's rant joins likes of Hal McRae and Lee Elia

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Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price speaks with the media before a spring training baseball workout Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/John Locher)John Locher/AP

Reds manager Bryan Price launches into a foul-mouthed tirade about how he feels the media should be covering his team.

Bryan Price cursed like a sailor on Monday, dropping an astounding 77 f-bombs in a six-minute rant.

It was impressive, and his f–ks-per-minute (12.8) puts him ahead of famously foul-mouthed films like “The Wolf of Wall Street” (3.16), “Casino” (2.37), “Goodfellas” (2.05) “Reservoir Dogs” (2.71) and “Pulp Fiction” (1.72).

Price is hardly the first manager to explode on a reporter — and he won’t be the last — but he certainly was the most profane.

BASEBALL INSIDER: BRYAN PRICE’S BIG MISTAKE

Here’s a look at some other notable managerial meltdowns:

WARNING: THESE VIDEOS INCLUDE STRONG LANGUAGE

HAL MCRAE

Trailing 5-1 in the seventh inning, the Royals loaded the bases with two outs against Tigers righty Dave Haas. Keith Miller fell behind in the count, 0-2, and popped out, ending the threat.

Afterwards, McRae was asked why he didn’t pinch hit George Brett, a lefty batter, for Miller, a righthanded batter, against Haas. The Royals had just lost and McRae was in no mood to be second guessed.

“No, don’t ask me these stupid a– f–king questions,” he said as he began throwing tape recorders off of his desk, cursing along the way and puncuating his rant with the always-funny, “Put that in your pipe and smoke it.”

McRae managed the Royals for the rest of the 1993 season but was fired in 1994 even though the Royals were 64-51.

ON A MOBILE DEVICE? WATCH MCRAE’S MELTDOWN HERE

TOMMY LASORDA (WARNING: VERY STRONG LANGUAGE)

In 1982, Dodgers pitcher Tom Niedenfuer was fined for beaning Padres Joe Lefebvre. Kurt Bevacqua, Lefebvre’s teammate, told reporters that Lasorda should’ve been the one fined because he had Niedenfuer throw at Lefebvre. Oh, and he called Lasorda “that fat little Italian.”

Well, Lasorda didn’t appreciate Bevacqua’s commentary.

“I certainly wouldn’t make him throw at a f–king .130 hitter like Lefebvre or f–king Bevacqua, who couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a f–king boat.”

ON YOUR PHONE? HEAR LASORDA RANT ABOUT BEVACQUA HERE

LEE ELIA (WARNING: VERY STRONG LANGUAGE)

It was spring of 1983, the Cubs were 5-14 and Elia wasn’t happy with the support — or lack thereof — his players were getting from the the fans.

“If they’re the real Chicago fans then then can kiss my f–king a– right downtown — and print it!” he railed, urging the reporters to trash the fans, or as he called them, “motherf–kers (who) don’t even work.”

Elia wasn’t fired as a result of his rant, but he was canned 123 games into the season with the Cubs sitting 15 games under .500.

ON YOUR PHONE? HEAR ELIA TRASH CUBS FANS HERE

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