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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2012
Buck Showalter not only has baseball talents, Baltimore -- he's also quite a believable prankster. The folks at Major League Baseball's Fan Cave just posted a really funny video where Showalter "punks" relief pitcher Darren O'Day. Here's the setup: O'Day thinks he's being interviewed by a Wall Street Journal reporter about his fondness for something called a "Solowheel," a unicycle-type thing that he's apparently getting paid to endorse. In the middle of demonstrating the device, Showalter storms up and asks him what the heck he thinks he's doing.
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Peter Schmuck and The Schmuck Stops Here | October 13, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Don't let all the predictable denials fool you. The steady rain that postponed Game 3 of the American League Championship Series was just what the doctor ordered for an Orioles team that could use a little celestial intervention to cool off the sizzling Kansas City Royals. Who cares if it was a doctor of meteorology? The Royals have won six straight postseason games and seven straight overall dating back to the last day of the regular season, so anything that interrupts their biorhythms should be more than OK with the Orioles.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2012
Before the masses start thinking that there's a rift between Orioles third baseman Mark Reynolds and manager Buck Showalter, let's squash that -- and tell you about what you don't see on television. What you did see Friday night in the Orioles' 13-inning 6-4 win over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park was Reynolds hit his first homer of the season, a booming shot over the Green Monster in the third inning that ended a personal 0-for-13 streak and a 76-at bat homerless drought going back to last season (Watch the video by clicking HERE )
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Even if the Orioles end up losing to the Kansas City Royals in the American League Championship Series this week, there's a sense that the experience itself will help the club going forward - especially for the younger players who didn't participate in the 2012 postseason. "It's huge, especially because I hope we are back here next year and the near future, and hopefully I am starting one of these games," rookie right-hander Kevin Gausman said. "Any time you have success in the postseason, it definitely helps, not only yourself but your confidence level and also says a lot about your career.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2014
Orioles manager Buck Showalter basically confirmed everything that has been written about the decision to send rookie Kevin Gausman to Triple-A last night. Gausman will be back Friday as the allowed “26th man” to pitch one end of the split doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays. He'll then be sent back down to the minors Friday and will return to the majors the following week after spending four more days in the minors (to fulfill the 10-requirement after a demotion). In other words, Gausman is not expected to miss a start, just have one pushed back from Wednesday to Friday.
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February 13, 2013
Orioles manager Buck Showalter will have a lot of issues to deal with over the course of spring training - which officially begins today - but he doesn't seem the least bit worried about his starting rotation, even though he concedes that there are a few things he might have to worry about. “We're probably at 9, 10, 11 guys that we're looking at," he said Tuesday. “You've got to say 'What if?' If [Jason Hammel] has a knee issue or Miguel [Gonzalez] has some issue or [Wei-Yin] Chen or something, we'll be able to move in a lot of different directions.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2013
Before today's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Orioles manager Buck Showalter got on top of his pregame soapbox and talked about how most barehanded plays don't need to be made. He reminisced about his days as an analyst at ESPN and about how he thought the network too often fell in love with a barehanded play that was more style than substance. But third baseman Manny Machado's ninth-inning barehanded throwout of  Desmond Jennings in Tuesday's 5-4 win over Tampa Bay wasn't one of those plays.
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By Matt Vensel | March 31, 2011
Check out this banner of Orioles manager Buck Showalter that allegedly will be hung at Camden Yards sometime between now and Opening Day. Well, Baltimore, are you ready?
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2012
Orioles manager Buck Showalter was tossed in the top of the sixth Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels after complaining about home plate umpire Angel Campos' strike zone. When Campos called a pitch that appeared to be well off the plate a strike against Nick Markakis in the sixth, Showalter yelled something and was immediately ejected. It was his first of the season and 20th of his career for Showalter. John Russell took over managing duties. Showalter has been displeased with the strike zones in each of the games during the Angels series.
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By Matt Vensel | July 15, 2011
I'm not sure what Buck Showalter did during his three-day vacation over the All-Star break. But I know one thing the Orioles manager didn't do: watch Robinson Cano win the MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night. “It's hard to watch the home run hitting contest,” Showalter said before Thursday's loss to the Indians . “Obviously, the balls are juiced. Those aren't normal balls that they're hitting. I've been in Arizona for a long time and you don't hit balls where they're hitting them.
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Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
Major league officials were relieved when the Orioles and Royals were able to play Game 1 of the American League Championship Series at Camden Yards in spite of a constant threat of rain. They might not be so lucky on Monday night. The forecast calls for a 100 percent chance of rain during the day and a 90 percent chance of rain on Monday night in the Kansas City area. If Mother Nature makes it impossible to get the game in, the same scenario will apply that was in play in Baltimore.
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By Vahe Gregorian and The Kansas City Star | October 12, 2014
As he pondered the notion that the Orioles had yet to lead a game as they drifted behind the Royals 2-0 in the American League Championship Series, Baltimore manager Buck Showalter stressed Saturday what it had taken just to tie each game. “Sometimes you spend so much energy and concentration trying to get back to that point, it's hard to take that next step,” he said. “But I think about a hundred percent of that is what they're doing, not what we're not doing.” That's exactly the point, maybe more so than Showalter meant even as he aptly spoke to the state of the series entering game three Monday night at Kauffman Stadium … weather willing.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
Right-hander Darren O'Day has been one of the Orioles' most dependable late-inning relief pitchers this season. And even though he has struggled recently, manager Buck Showalter said before Saturday's game that he wasn't worried about how O'Day would rebound after allowing a 10th-inning home run Friday in the Orioles' 8-6 loss to the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. O'Day received his next chance Saturday in Game 2, entering with two outs in the eighth.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
Orioles manager Buck Showalter isn't announcing his starters for Monday and Tuesday yet. But assuming neither one is needed out of the bullpen Saturday, left-hander Wei-Yin Chen will start Game 3 and right-hander Miguel Gonzalez will pitch Game 4 of the American League Championship Series against the Kansas City Royals. Right-hander Bud Norris gets the nod for Game 2, partially because Chen has fared much better against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium than at home -- he has a 4.17 ERA in six starts overall, but a 2.84 ERA in two starts in Kansas City.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
Suspended first baseman Chris Davis took batting practice with the Orioles at Camden Yards on Thursday, a day ahead of the American League Championship Series opener against the Kansas City Royals. But Davis, who has five games remaining on a 25-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's drug policy, will not be added to the ALCS roster, manager Buck Showalter said Thursday. In order to include Davis on the roster, the Orioles would have had to play shorthanded until the suspension ends.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
DETROIT - In the aftermath of the Orioles' American League Division Series win over the Detroit Tigers, we wanted to share some quotes that may not have made it into print. The Orioles had plenty to say. Here are some of the team's key figures talking about Sunday's series-clinching win:  Buck Showalter on whether he could have predicted Nelson Cruz's impact: “Heavens, no.  We just felt like it was a good fit where he was, not necessarily in his career, but his mindset going into the season.  I think Nelson, not a vindictiveness, he knows things were self-inflicted.  He really wanted to establish himself, reestablish himself, and we thought we could provide a real good opportunity for him, and the sky might be the limit.  But we weren't that smart.
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December 4, 2012
A transcript of Buck Showalter's news conference Tuesday afternoon at the winter meetings in Nashville, Tenn (provided by ASAP Sports):   Q. Buck, is it any more special having the winter meetings here in Nashville?  Obviously, a place you spent a lot of time. BUCK SHOWALTER:  I spent a lot of time.  Most people don't stay in AA that long. I didn't mean it that way.  Someone said, you're the all time career hits in Nashville.  Yeah, I was here for 20 years playing in AA. No, it's a great city.  Met my wife here.  That's probably the greatest thing.  Spent some off¿seasons here working to make ends meet.  A lot of memories.  A lot of memories.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 9, 2013
For the first time in their young careers, Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman - the club's top picks in the 2011 and 2012 drafts - pitched in the same game , a 5-2 Orioles' victory over the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla. Bundy, 20, started, went two innings, allowed one hit, two walks, an unearned run and struck out one batter. Gausman, 22, pitched three innings, allowed two hits and struck out three including Jonny Gomes twice. Bundy threw 35 pitches, 18 for strikes, and hit between 91 and 94 with his fastball.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
DETROIT - After his team completed a tense, 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday to advance to the American League Championship Series, Orioles manager Buck Showalter was congratulated at the beginning of his postgame news conference for winning his first playoff series as a manager. “Really? I got one in Albany,” Showalter quipped, referring to an Eastern League crown in 1989. When the reporter specified he was talking about the majors, Showalter replied: “They're all relevant.” Fair enough.
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Peter Schmuck and The Schmuck Stops Here | October 5, 2014
DETROIT -- The Orioles sprayed beer and champagne at each other for the second time this season, but it was almost like they were going through the motions after Sunday's heart-stopping victory over the Detroit Tigers propelled them into the American League Championship Series. Their division title celebration was more intense because it was the culmination of a terrific regular season. This time, there was the sense in the visitors' clubhouse at Comerica Park that the postseason had only just begun.
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