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Orioles' Showalter rips Yankees, Red Sox

Posted on: March 23, 2011 7:23 pm
By Matt Snyder

One would think playing in the AL East with the Yankees and Red Sox -- not to mention the Rays -- would be a difficult enough task without angering the opposition. Yet that's exactly what Orioles' manager Buck Showalter decided to do in an interview for April's issue of Men's Journal . (via )
"The first time we went to Yankee Stadium, I screamed at Derek Jeter from the dugout," Showalter told the magazine. "Our guys are thinking, 'Wow, he's screaming at Derek Jeter.' Well, he's always jumping back from balls just off the plate. I know how many calls that team gets – and yes, he [ticks] me off."

Of the Red Sox, Showalter was even more candid.

"I'd like to see how smart Theo Epstein is with the Tampa Bay payroll," he said. "You got Carl Crawford 'cause you paid more than anyone else, and that's what makes you smarter? That's why I like whipping their butt. It's great, knowing those guys with the $205 million payroll are saying, 'How the hell are they beating us?' "
I'm confused here. Buck goes after the Red Sox for having a big payroll but said $205 million. That's the Yankees. The Red Sox are in the $170 million range. It's also funny he said he likes "whipping their butt." Again, not sure which team he's talking about, but it doesn't matter. Showalter's Orioles went 3-3 against both the Red Sox and the Yankees last season. That's hardly whipping anyone's backside. Maybe he meant to speak in the future tense and was talking about this season? If so, I won't be holding my breath.

Look, the Orioles are probably a good amount better than they were last season at this time, but that doesn't mean they're contenders in the AL East. I'll also give credit to Showalter for trying to establish to his players and the fans that he's not scared of the two financial powers in the division. It just seems a bit much (and going after Jeter? Really?). Plus, I've had enough with the whining about money. After all, the Orioles had an operating profit of over $25 million last season -- and the Red Sox lost money.

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Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: March 29, 2011 11:41 am

Orioles' Showalter rips Yankees, Red Sox

I suppose if my team had a real manger with the little baby Jesus smiling upon me and the 3 wisemen gathered around to bestow gifts upon me....why team would have a championship or two by now as well.

Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: March 28, 2011 1:30 pm

Orioles' Showalter rips Yankees, Red Sox

The only good thing that came out of the Yankees losing to Seattle in 1995 was the firing of Buck Showlater. We got a real manger and won 4 championships. What has Buck ever won?

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: March 27, 2011 10:45 pm

Orioles' Showalter rips Yankees, Red Sox

Buck's only beef should be why doesn't MLB have a meaningful salary cap by now?

Since: Mar 27, 2011
Posted on: March 27, 2011 7:26 pm

Orioles' Showalter rips Yankees, Red Sox

Hey Snyder, is your audition for the four letter network?  Who cares is Showalter went after Jeter, Epstein, the Yanks, and the Sox?  Everyone else in America (that isn't a lame front-runner) is sick of them!  Go Buck!

Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: March 27, 2011 7:23 pm

Orioles' Showalter rips Yankees, Red Sox

I don't really care what Showalter has to say and no one else should care, he's just trying to get people to talk about the O's because everyone in baseball knows the only thing the O's have a chance of accomplishing this year is NOT finishing last in the East, and I'd be very surprised if the O's finished better than Toronto. The O's have clearly gotten better, Vlad, Reynolds, Lee will help improve their team and Matusz is a flat out stud imo, and they need a coach like Buck who's a little crazy; but the reality is that complaining about NYY and Bos's payroll is like complaining that Warren Buffett just bought out your company and shipped your job to China; nothing you say or do is gonna change that fact, so while I commend Buck trying to get people to talk about his team, it's nothing that the yanks or sox's should even pay any attention to. If the O's come w/in 30 games of either the yanks or sox, it'll be a miracle, so good look "whipping their butt" Buck, you're gonna need LOTS of luck this season. 

Since: Oct 31, 2010
Posted on: March 27, 2011 5:33 pm

Orioles' Showalter rips Yankees, Red Sox

The Orioles made $25 million last year?

Went straight to Peter Angelos' pocket.

Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: March 25, 2011 7:48 pm

Orioles' Showalter rips Yankees, Red Sox

Stalking? No this is a Red Sox Blog so go back to your Skankees
You really are dumb......This was a blog about the Yanks and Sox dolt! If your going to stalk me.....Do it the right way.......Carry on

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