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Who Are These Guys, Week 8, Impostors?

Last week, I had the ALCS on the television as I was researching some fantasy fantasy football on my MacBook Pro, and something funny happened. My wife, who's more of a Total Divas and House Hunters kind of viewer, looked up at the game and said "is that Philip Seymour Hoffman?" Without turning my head I knew exactly who she was talking about, and immediately starting...
Via Razzball Football
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals dependent on three-headed bullpen monster

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Buck Showalter knew he was in trouble when the seventh inning rolled around and his Orioles were trailing the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series. Three innings later, Baltimore's season was over. In each game of the series, the three-headed monster of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and All-Star closer Greg Holland had slammed the door on...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals dependent on 3-headed bullpen monster

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Buck Showalter knew he was in trouble when the seventh inning rolled around and his Orioles were trailing the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series. Three innings later, his fears were realized - and Baltimore's season was over. In each game of the series, the three-headed monster of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and All-Star closer Greg...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter uses unfortunate switch analogy while discussing Royals

Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter and his team are reeling after going down three-games-to-none to the Kansas City Royals courtesy of a 2-1 loss on Tuesday. From Showalter’s perspective, even though the Royals are on a remarkable postseason tear, facing them during the regular season isn’t very much fun, either. While expanding upon this observation, […] The post Buck...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Resilience, perseverance are two traits that epitomize Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Resilience and perseverance are two traits that have come to epitomize the Kansas City Royals, who've turned into a playoff force with their run of late-inning wins. They're two qualities that the Baltimore Orioles had better embrace. After taking the first two games of the AL Championship Series at the bandbox known as Camden Yards, the Royals return...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurdle Wins Second Consecutive Connie Mack Award

The Baseball Bloggers Alliance announced today that Clint Hurdle and Buck Showalter have won the alliance's Connie Mack Awards for their respective leagues.The final results for the entire BBA membership matches the ballot presented by the General Chapter three days ago. As the heading indicates, the award is Hurdle's second consecutive nod.The full press release...
Via The Flagrant Fan
18 days ago  |  Discuss

After two home losses, Orioles have postseason history against them

  Resilience and perseverance are two traits that have come to epitomize the Kansas City Royals, who've turned into a playoff force with their run of late-inning wins. They're two qualities that the Baltimore Orioles had better embrace. After taking the first two games of the American League Championship Series at the bandbox known as Camden Yards, the Royals return to spacious...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Resilient Royals head home with chance to win ALCS at The K

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Resilience and perseverance are two traits that have come to epitomize the Kansas City Royals, who've turned into a playoff force with their run of late-inning wins. They're two qualities that the Baltimore Orioles had better embrace. After taking the first two games of the AL Championship Series at the bandbox known as Camden Yards, the Royals return...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Showalter mum on Game 2 starter vs Royals' Ventura

BALTIMORE (AP) Buck Showalter shifted in his chair and chose his words carefully. Asked the simple question of who would be pitching for the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, the seasoned manager felt compelled to provide the AL Championship Series with a bit of a mystery. ''We're going to do everything we can to try to win tonight's game,'' Showalter said Friday...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Five things to watch in the ALCS

With the Orioles and Royals each ending their respective divisional series in three-game sweeps, both teams have had plenty of time to rest and prepare for their ALCS matchup. That’s also given analysts and commentators plenty of time to consider what might happen in this series. The Orioles and Royals take two very different approaches to winning baseball games, with Baltimore...
Via The Outside Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals Are in Trouble If ALCS Comes Down to Managers

Tight playoff series often come down to the tough decisions managers have to make. The upcoming American League Championship Series between the Kansas City Royals andBaltimore Orioles looks likely to prove that. Both teams feature a roster of talented athletes who fought through the long MLB season to make an October run. Both were easily dismissed at various points during the season...
Via i70baseball
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Road Ahead: Royals vs Orioles preview

photo: worldzonet.blogspot.com It’s the moments fans like myself have waited an eternity for. For 17 years, failed promise after failed draft pick came through. The likes of Dave Trembley, Juan Samuel, and even Lee Mazilli were put in charge of turning around what was to be a good flock of talent. Most in the fan base would refer to them as “the Dark Ages.” Since the arrival...
Via DC Sports-Kings
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the 3 Orioles who didn’t play in the ALDS

Photo: camdenchat.com The Orioles recently returned to Baltimore, and fans around town are still flying high after the series sweep of the Tigers. However, a few players didn’t get a chance to take the field, and every playoff move has an implication as the run continues. Three Orioles on the ALDS roster didn’t log a single out in a game, and each individual’s lack of playing...
Via DC Sports-Kings
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter and Managing the Postseason

The Orioles finished off the Detroit Tigers yesterday, winning their division series three games to none, though the primary story of the series still seems to resolve around the Tigers and their disastrous bullpen performance. Despite throwing $10 million per year at Joe Nathan over the winter, and then trading for Joakim Soria at the […]
Via Fangraphs
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter, evil genius, predicted how Game 3 would end

Orioles manager Buck Showalter’s decision to have Zach Britton walk Nick Castellanos, the winning run, in the ninth inning yesterday to bring up Andrew Romine (replaced by pinch hitter Hernan Perez) was a ballsy one, but one that paid off in spades for Baltimore. When Showalter came to the mound to talk to Britton before the intentional walk, he accurately predicted the exact turn...
Via Bloguin Best
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter, evil genius, predicted how Game 3 would end

Orioles manager Buck Showalter’s decision to have Zach Britton walk Nick Castellanos, the winning run, in the ninth inning yesterday to bring up Andrew Romine (replaced by pinch hitter Hernan Perez) was a ballsy one, but one that paid off in spades for Baltimore. When Showalter came to the mound to talk to Britton before the intentional walk, he accurately predicted the exact turn...
Via The Outside Corner
25 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Game Picks - Monday: October 6, 2014

At least I was half right yesterday. I did predict the Royals finishing off their unbelievable sweep of the Angels. C.J. Wilson continued his string of post season clunkers and I just knew that he would have nothing to offer yesterday. It's sort of a shame to have a great season like the Angels did only to not win a single playoff game. But that's baseball and huzzahs to...
Via The Flagrant Fan
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Showalter guides Orioles into ALCS matchup with KC

DETROIT (AP) On the verge of his first playoff series victory as a major league manager, Buck Showalter made another unusual move - and it worked. Showalter put the winning run on base with an intentional walk in the ninth inning Sunday, and closer Zach Britton got the next batter to hit into a game-ending double play that gave the Baltimore Orioles a 2-1 win over the Detroit Tigers...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles-Tigers ALDS Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following Baltimore’s opening-round sweep of Detroit. Winners Nelson Cruz — As if he wasn’t enough of a free-agent steal already after leading the league with 40 HRs, he hit two more against Detroit, including the series-winning blow. He now has 16 HRs in 37 career playoff games and slash lined .500/.500/1.000 for the series. Buck Showalter – Pulled all...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
26 days ago  |  Discuss

3 striking moves by the Orioles’ Showalter in the game three win

Photo cred: espn.go.com The Orioles won the ALDS with a 2-1 victory over the Tigers, and the game featured a number of key performances. Bud Norris pitched a phenomenal game, holding the Tigers to 0 runs and 2 hits over 6.1 innings. Nelson Cruz came through with a two-run homer to provide the Orioles with enough offense to clinch the series. However, the lasting impression of game...
Via DC Sports-Kings
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles sweep away Tigers

DETROIT (AP) -- Nelson Cruz, Buck Showalter and an unheralded bunch from Baltimore swept aside Detroit's Cy Young winners. Cruz sliced a two-run homer for his latest big postseason hit, and the Orioles held off the Tigers 2-1 Sunday to reach the AL Championship Series for the first time since 1997. Bud Norris outpitched David Price in Game 3 of the AL Division Series. The Tigers...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

This day belonged to Delmon Young

Your browser does not support iframes. Delmon just said he prepared for his AB by setting his fantasy football lineup and checking Instagram — Kevin Cooney (@KevinCooney) October 3, 2014 When he’s doing good, this kind of stuff is funny! This year, and after this game, Delmon’s idiosyncrasies are silly! He’s had a good year, thanks to his ability to perform well in the...
Via The Rhino and Compass
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Should we even bother hate Boston or Buck Showalter any more?

The Redsocks treated Jeter so nicely that I'm not sure it's worth wasting valuable bile on them next year.Same with Showalter: He could have walked Jeter in that final Yankee Stadium game. There was one out, a man on second, and the human GIDP known as Brian McCann following Jeter in the order. A lot of managers would have told his pitcher to put Jeter on base. Buck didn...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles righty Chris Tillman will pitch team's playoffs opener

  Chris Tillman is all set to pitch Game 1 of the American League playoffs next week for the Baltimore Orioles. Manager Buck Showalter made the announcement before the AL East champions played the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. Tillman is 13-5 with a 3.26 ERA. He has given up three runs or fewer in his past 20 starts. The Orioles open the best-of-five AL division series a week...
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Yankees Successful Summer of Reclamations

The Yankees haven’t had a very good season. They’re 81-75, and are likely going to finish 10+ games out of first place for the second year in a row; the first time that has happened since 1992. Fun piece of trivia unrelated to the rest of this post: their manager in 1992 was Buck Showalter, […]
Via Fangraphs
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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