Q&A: Buck Showalter, Baltimore Orioles Manager

The Baltimore Orioles are about to win the American League East and Buck Showalter, in all likelihood, will be named Manager of the Year. The latter is quite an accomplishment for someone who refers to himself as a slapdick with a limited shelf life. Showalter’s track record isn’t that of a slapdick. As for the […]
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Blue Jays lose ground in 5-2 loss to Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays might have a chance to play a part in the clinching of the AL East title, although it isn't exactly the role they had in mind back in April. If the Orioles beat Toronto on Tuesday night, Baltimore will clinch its first division title since 1997. The Orioles put themselves in position for their big moment by roughing up Blue Jays rookie Marcus...
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MLB Power Rankings: Week 24

For yet another consecutive week, the Los Angeles Angels top the Grandstand U MLB Power Rankings. They’re better across the board than everyone else; it’s as simple as that. Second belongs to the Baltimore Orioles, the best team in the A.L. East by, well, double-digit games. And they might be even better than that lead. Coming in at third are the Washington Nationals. Washington...
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Darren O’Day Plays Big Role For Orioles

People who casually pay attention to baseball might not know that the Baltimore Orioles have a commanding lead in the American League Central. They are pretty much guaranteed a spot in the playoffs, barring a complete collapse in the last few weeks of the regular season. While they certainly have stars on the roster, Darren O’Day is just one role player who has been able to step...
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Jeter honored before finale at Camden Yards

BALTIMORE (AP) Speaking before New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter played his final game at Camden Yards, Orioles manager Buck Showalter summed up Baltimore's feeling in one simple sentence: ''We're really excited he's retiring.'' The Orioles' going-away gifts to Jeter before Sunday night's game included a U.S. Navy captain's hat, a bushel...
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When Does the Manager Deserve Credit?

What if you were presented with a crucial decision to make? One in which required you to fire one man, or 25 of them? Your choice should be obvious, at least in terms on situations encountered throughout the Major League Baseball season. You can’t fire an entire team; it’s preposterous. Now, what if firing the lone individual is also the wrong move, all things considered? Okay...
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De Aza is de Answer to Your Fantasy Woes

Baltimore's shiny new outfielder, Alejandro de Aza, was 4-for-9 with two triples and 2 RBI in yesterday's double header. Welcome to Plaza de Aza, where we help win fantasy baseball leagues for you. Perhaps you hadn't noticed in the past five days Alejando de Aza has been doing work for his new team, gathering in a hit in his sixth straight start. He's also got two stolen...
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Are 11 relievers enough or too much for Orioles?

The Orioles have an 11-man bullpen. With September’s roster expansion, that means there are four more relievers than usual. “We’ve been able to keep everybody in the flow a little bit, some by necessity,” manager Buck Showalter said. Showalter has used eight of the 11 in the first two games of the Red Sox series, and used seven relievers in Sunday’s 11-inning win over...
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Camden Yards Visits, Wait for it, Camden Yards

I’m not sure if this is cute or absurd, but I do know this…this poor kid really had no other choice but to be a Baltimore Orioles fan, did he? Thursday, ten-year-old Camden Yards, alongside his parents, hit, wait for it, Camden Yards to catch the Orioles take on the Cincinnati Reds. That’s right, this kid’s parents named him “Camden” because, naturally, they “thought...
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Ron Washington Resigns As Rangers Manager To Handle ‘Personal Matter’

ARLINGTON, Texas — Ron Washington gathered his players for what they thought would be another team meeting in a surprisingly dreary season. Instead, the Texas Rangers manager delivered the biggest shock of all: He was stepping down immediately. Washington resigned Friday, saying he needed to devote his full attention to an “off-the-field personal matter.” The announcement came...
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Report: Ron Washington Steps Down as Rangers Manager

Ron Washington has announced that he will step down as manager of the Texas Rangers citing an off-the-field matter, according to reports. He’s been the lead man in Texas since being hired to replace Buck Showalter following the 2006 season. ron washington announces hes stepping down as rangers manager to deal with an off-the-field person matter — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) September...
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WATCH: Orioles C slips in on-deck circle, falls into camera pit

Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph had a close call during Wednesday night's game against Cincinnati when he slipped in the on-deck circle and fell into the camera pit.It happened in the top of the fifth as Joseph chased a foul popup towards the stands near the Orioles dugout. As Joseph ran across the on-deck circle mat, his feet came out from under him and he landed on...
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Getting help from old and new sources, Orioles hold on for 3-2 win over Minnesota

During this first-place run, Orioles manager Buck Showalter is continually asked about the resiliency of his club, primarily the way it has been able to bounce back after absorbing injuries to key players. And he usually delivers the same answer: The Orioles don't wallow in self-pity. Instead, someone else steps up. On Saturday night, in a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins...
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Orioles Continue To Fly High As They Head Into September In First Place

Despite Injuries, Orioles Magic is Aplenty Buck Showalter has the Orioles in 1st place despite some tough injuries Going into the final month of the season, the Baltimore Orioles are nesting atop the AL East, holding a comfortable 7-game lead over the New York Yankees and a double-digit lead over Toronto, Tampa and Boston. While Baltimore has consistently played exceptional baseball...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Machado's right knee surgery was successful, Buck Showalter says

Manny Machado had the partially torn ligament in his right knee repaired successfully Wednesday morning, and the third baseman remains on the timeline to return to the club for spring training next season, according to Orioles manager Buck Showalter. The operation was performed at 6 a.m. in Los Angeles by surgeon Dr. Neal ElAtrrache, who did a similar procedure last October on Machado’s...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Machado to undergo surgery, out for season

Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is expected to undergo right knee surgery by Dr. Neal ElAttrache within the next week, MLB.com confirmed on Friday. The 22-year-old Machado was diagnosed with a right knee ligament sprain earlier this month. “That won’t happen,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of Machado returning Wednesday, the first day he is eligible to...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: Why remaining the two seed is wise

The Baltimore Orioles have a 7.5 game lead in the division, and are just two games back of Anaheim for the top AL spot.   With just under 40 games remaining in the season, the Baltimore Orioles have continued to widen their margin over the rest of the AL East. Now up seven and a half games over the New York Yankees, the Orioles are also just one game behind the Oakland Athletics...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter: Orioles’ Gift To Derek Jeter Should Be Photo Of 1996 ‘Home Run’

All along the Derek Jeter farewell tour there have been head-scratching gifts presented to the New York Yankees’ captain. Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter, however, has a great idea as to what the O’s can give Jeter to celebrate his retirement. Showalter has been on both sides of the Orioles-Yankees retirement, but arguably the most infamous moment between the two teams...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter wants to give Derek Jeter Jeffrey Maier photo as retirement gift

Buck Showalter has the best idea of all when it comes to retirement gifts for Derek Jeter. Much like what happened with Mariano Rivera last year, Jeter has been receiving retirement gifts from teams upon visiting them for the last time in his career. Showalter, who was Jeter’s first manager with the Yankees and is […]
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles’ Showalter proposes a retirement gift via 1996 for Yankees’ Jeter

Photo cred: espn.go.com The Orioles hired Buck Showalter four years ago, and he’s steadily ingratiated himself in the Baltimore community. O’s fans have grown to love his passion and intensity, as Buck exhibited while being thrown out during Sunday’s game vs. the Cardinals. Oriole fans may appreciate his eagerness to tweak the New York Yankees the most though. Specifically...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Showalter optimistic while awaiting Machado MRI

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles spent much of Tuesday waiting out a steady rain and awaiting the results of an MRI on the right knee of third baseman Manny Machado. One issue was resolved by late afternoon: Baltimore's game against the New York Yankees was postponed until a date to be determined. The status of Machado's knee, however, remained a mystery. The third baseman...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Showalter has snarky idea for Jeter retirement gift

Even though Derek Jeter’s final game at Camden Yards isn’t until September, Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter already is pondering what the team should give the retiring New York Yankees legend when the inevitable retirement ceremony does occur. Of course, Jeter has been showered with gifts of every kind, style and sentiment, so to come […] The post Orioles skipper Buck...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Showalter – Jeter was late on famous flip play

Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter spoke to the media before Mondays game about New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and the famous “flip play”. Apparently Jeter after all quite in the position he should have been in on the play. “Everyone’s saying it’s a great play, but that’s where he’s supposed to be,” Showalter said. “But at the time, I remember ...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Parity creating tight division races

Baltimore's big homestand is off to a rousing start, and the most intriguing series may be yet to come. The Orioles took two of three from St. Louis, and they now lead the AL East by five games over Toronto - the largest division lead of any team in baseball. Manager Buck Showalter's team hosts the New York Yankees for three games starting Monday night. The third-place Yankees...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

With six-homer night, Orioles have a blast in 12-2 win over St. Louis

With nearly two dozen Orioles greats in attendance to commemorate the franchise's 60th anniversary, manager Buck Showalter felt a certain pressure for his club to perform Friday night against the St. Louis Cardinals. As the Orioles wore cream-colored replicas of the inaugural 1954 club's uniforms, the organization welcomed back 23 Orioles Hall of Famers with an elaborate...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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