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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
2 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
4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

After season ends, Orioles' pending free agents set sights on the future

As the Orioles prepared to leave the visitors' clubhouse Wednesday night after being swept in the American League Championship Series, they understood the harsh reality of today's industry: This group, in its entirety, will never again be together as a team. "That part stinks," said left-hander Andrew Miller, one of several pending free agents on the Orioles'...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter Asks Miguel Gonzalez Question

What did he really want to know?
Via Beer Mug Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mid-Postseason Thoughts

This is nothing but a collection of my thoughts about the 2014 postseason to this point. Since we had a break tonight due to inclement weather, I suppose now is a good time for a mid-playoff break. “Kansas City is hot right now. Do you think that postponing this game will be beneficial for your ball club?” A reporter asked Buck Showalter during his time with the media on...
Via Royals Blue
10 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
10 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
13 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the World Series turn out to be a match up of ex-Yankee strategists?

If Baltimore and San Francisco play, it will be like an assembly of successful Yankee management personnel... none of whom are working for the Yankees.OriolesEx-Yankee manager Buck Showalter, managervGiantsEx-Yankee Dave Righetti, pitching coachEx-Yankee Roberto Kelly, first base coachEx-Yankee Bam Bam Meulens, hitting coachEx-Yankee Joe Lefebvre, assistant hitting coachEx-Yankee...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
14 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals' running game will be key vs. Orioles in ALCS

BALTIMORE — You may hear “Nick Hundley vs. Kansas City Royals baserunners” is a key matchup within the American League Championship Series. That is an oversimplification. The truth is that the Baltimore Orioles, as a group, will be charged with controlling the Royals’ speed on the bases — not merely Hundley, who manager Buck Showalter said probably will start behind the...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles won't carry suspended Davis on ALCS roster

BALTIMORE (AP) Suspended slugger Chris Davis won't be playing in the AL Championship Series for the Baltimore Orioles. Manager Buck Showalter said Thursday that Davis will be omitted from the 25-man roster, which must be submitted on Friday morning before the Orioles host the Kansas City Royals in Game 1. Davis was suspended for 25 games by Major League Baseball on Sept. 12...
Via AP on Fox
14 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
17 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
17 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
18 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
18 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
18 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
18 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
18 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
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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