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Showalter, Yankees at odds again

Posted on: August 28, 2011 12:58 pm
Edited on: August 28, 2011 11:43 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

With Hurricane Irene doing her part in ruining some plans from the past several days, baseball scheduling on the East Coast has been mangled a bit. Included is the Orioles-Yankees series in Baltimore. It was initially scheduled to be a five-game series from Friday through Monday -- the latter of which due to a previous rainout. With the torrential rains expected Saturday and possibly Sunday, the Yankees wanted to play a doubleheader Friday to make sure there wouldn't be need for any makeup games. The Orioles refused, citing shock over Mike Flanagan's recent death as one of the reasons.

Because of this, the Yankees will now have to travel to Baltimore for a single makeup game on September 8, which was their only scheduled off-day between now and September 15. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, manager Joe Girardi and player representative Curtis Granderson were all frustrated that there wouldn't be a doubleheader on Friday and let their feelings known in the media -- though, in fairness, none of them specifically mentioned Flanagan's death. Cashman reportedly might complain to the office of the commissioner.

This doesn't sit well with Showalter, who managed the Yankees from 1992-1995 before being fired.

“First of all, I felt that some of the stuff was a little disrespectful to Flanny quite frankly,” Showalter said (Britt's Bird Watch). “That didn’t sit with me very well. I can tell you that. We didn’t say much -- I think we had an April rainout there -- and they just told us when we were playing. We were Ok with that. Like I told you the other day, you tell us when we’re playing, we’ll play. The whole scheme of life, the things that really consume you. We understand that sometimes our opinions on things are not relevant. They come to me when there is two options and talk about it from a baseball standpoint. Every club does that. But some of it kind of has a feeling of [hypocrisy]. I don’t know. I don’t dwell on it. Their opinion on what the Baltimore Orioles should do for their fans and for their organization isn’t really that relevant to me personally. I can tell you that. We’ll do what’s best for our fans and for our organization and we expect it back that they’re going to do the same on their side.”

This isn't the first time Showalter has been critical of the Yankees and it likely won't be the last.

The Orioles and Yankees play a doubleheader Sunday.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 7:10 am
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

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Since: Dec 30, 2009
Posted on: September 1, 2011 4:22 pm
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

Mick's Mantle,

I don't normally chime in on stuff like this but you are an idiot.  First of all, I absolutely hate the Ravens, so I could care less about them but try to grow up and step outside of your little sports utopia that you and all of  your other Yankee idiots live in.  Do you yankee fans even care about the overall health of baseball?  Do you understand how ridiculous you guys are?  Do you understand that you have been successful during the reign of the worst major sports commissioner in history, who is too stupid to see the inequality of MLB?  You Yankee fans keep living in your little dream world and the rest of us will just sit back and watch all of the good players with all the other teams eventually end up in pinstripes.  Who's your next aqcuisition?  Better hurry and buy up a few more pitchers for that stretch run.   

By the way, we aren't jealous of Derek Jeter.  That guy is a tool and is only put on a pedestal because he plays in New York.  Let me know if he ever gets to the status of Cal Ripken.  Don't take shots at someone about living in Mommy's basement and hide behind emails.  I'll give you my address if you'd like to come down to a real baseball town and discuss face to face you dumb ass! 



Since: Oct 4, 2007
Posted on: August 30, 2011 11:56 am
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

fanatic1956,
Here, here, I couldn't agree more.  Far too often people are judged critically and those judging don't take the time to evaluate the all of the information (aka they judge the book by its cover).  It's amazing how often this occurs and once that thought is created, the person judging won't change their view as they learn new information.   It's like the first impression is the only impression that counts.  So much for the world of second chances.  There is a quote and I don't know who said it but it's so true, 'first impressions often lead to wrong conclusions'.  Sounds like my father was similar.  Understand the other person's reality before judging them based on yours.



Since: Aug 29, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 10:46 am
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

drdoofenshmirtz posts: "I love and respect my friends and family way too much to do such a selfish, cowardly thing."

I hate to spin such an intellectual debate as this one into a discussion on suicide, but I also hate to see a dead man defamed.

Most suicides are caused by a medical condition called "major depression disorder" (also known as "clinical depression"), not from being a coward. More of the brave men and women of our military commit suicide than are killed in battle. Not because they are cowards but because their brains (for any number of reasons) can't deal with the stress they are under.

BTW... Clinical depression is treatable with medication. But it often goes un-diaganosed, because the person loves their family and friends to much to burden them with their suffering.

As my dad often said... "never judge another man until you have walked a mile in his shoes".







Since: May 15, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 8:54 am
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

Ravenmaniac,

You say jeter would have retired by now.....WHAT?  How stupid are you?  Wait, don't answer that, it may be too difficult a question.  Sometimes those rhetorical ones can be troublesome.

Did the MLB contract to 4 teams? Currently, Jeter is the 5th ranked major league shortstop in Batting Average.  The 6th ranked major league shortstop in OBP.  I know you prefer JJ Hardy for your fantasy SS, I have him, and in that little league ball yard, Camden Yards, he is serviceable. But real baseball is different than fantasy.  

Why are you and your (Raven this and Raven that) boys so filled with hate for a player who has been one of the more well-spoken, classy, and exemplary baseball players of any generation? Could it be jealousy? You do have to watch Baltimore baseball.  And when the Yanks or Boston come to town O's fans get dwarfed by the visiting fans.  That's not right.  That's like your pet dog leaving with the thief during a burglary. 

Nobody can be that masochistic.... actually enjoying Hardy and Reynolds striking-out better than 25% of their AB's. I can't stand A-Rod but Reynolds is a major-league joke.

You can always dream of Earl Weaver kicking dirt on an umpire, or Palmer, Brooks and Frank Robinson.  The good old days.

Maybe the Jeter hate stems from 1996 and Jeffrey Maier?  Did you bet a lot on that game and series?  Have you been living in mommy's basement since that 12 year old reach over and pulled Jeter's ball into history?  I'm sorry for you.  That was a shame.  That's one reason we have instant replay.




Since: Aug 29, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 7:51 am
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

I don't care about 18 years in the majors or the Cy Young ....Obviously he didn't care about it either so why should YOU??  BTW....he makes me look GREAT...all that "18 years and Cy young" stuff still wasn't enough.  I love and respect my friends and family way too much to do such a selfish, cowardly thing. 



Since: Aug 29, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 12:14 am
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

drdoofenshmirtz posts: "he shot HIMSELF in the face.  Can't respect anyone that does that... Obviously he didn't care about his friends, family, organization or those precious Oriole fans."

Yah that Flanny, he never did anything we should repect him for. We all have pitched 18 years in the majors (16 with one team), and we all have won the Cy Young Award. In fact didn't you win it twice drdodfenshmirtz? What a disrespectful guy killing himself like that. In fact I bet he did it just to make you look stupid!



Since: Aug 29, 2011
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:49 pm
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

Showalter's quote: “First of all, I felt that some of the stuff was a little disrespectful to Flanny quite frankly,”...... It's not like he died of a heart attack or in a car accident...he shot HIMSELF in the face.  Can't respect anyone that does that....Obviously he didn't care about his friends, family, organization or those precious Oriole fans.


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