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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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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2014
Before Friday night's game against the Oakland Athletics, Orioles manager Buck Showalter talked about how difficult it is to get a reliever back into a routine after the All-Star break. “It's always a tough time because you have bullpen guys who have had six, seven days off, and you're trying to get everybody back in the flow,” Showalter said. “It's hard. You don't even have this in the start of the season because you try to make sure everybody's got a couple days off, but not too many days off. This is always a tough time for bullpens around baseball, getting them in the flow.
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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 Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
OAKLAND - A few days before the All-Star break, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that there will be several starting pitchers available before the trade deadline who won't be as good at the team's existing six starting pitchers. As the Orioles come out of the break in first place in the AL East, one of Showalter's biggest challenges might be how he manages his six starting pitchers. It won't be as simple as keeping every pitcher in line. He's already started to utilize matchups, slotting right-hander Bud Norris to make his first second-half start in Anaheim (3-0, 0.32 ERA in four career starts against the Angels)
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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 Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
David Ortiz didn't let Buck Showalter's comments about the Red Sox checking their own backyard go by without taking offense, because of course he didn't. If you need a reset, Nelson Cruz smoked Red Sox starter John Lackey on Saturday, and Lackey, a noted hater of steroid users, said the media and fans have a short memory in relation to Cruz and his suspension last year for performance-enhancing drugs. The next day, Buck Showalter said the Red Sox should “check [their] own backyard” before looking elsewhere, which many took as a call out of the Red Sox's reported history with PEDs.
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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 Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
OAKLAND, Calif. - After throwing off a mound for the first time since going on the disabled list with a sprained right ankle, Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez could pitch a minor league rehabilitation game by the middle of next week, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Friday. Jimenez tested his ankle with a bullpen session during the Orioles' post-All-Star-break workout in Oakland on Thursday and was pleased with the progress of his recovery. He will throw another bullpen session Sunday.
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2014
With only Sunday's game against the New York Yankees remaining before the All-Star break, the Orioles are guaranteed to begin the second half of the season atop the American League East division. But Orioles manager Buck Showalter insists there is plenty left to fight for in the second half. “We may be in first place now, but we still feel like we're hunting something,” he said. Showalter said the biggest key to the second half, which begins with 26 consecutive games against teams that currently have a winning record, will be the team's pitching.
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2014
Chris Tillman may not have 11 wins like he did at the midway point last season, but his numbers have been far from disappointing. Including Saturday's loss to the New York Yankees, the Orioles right-hander is 7-5 with a 4.11 ERA going into the All-Star break. Last year, when he was invited to the All-Star Game, his ERA was only a few ticks lower, at 3.95. “I think it bodes well, hopefully for the rest of the season, because he seems to be getting more consistent mechanically as we go,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez is heading to the 15-day disabled list with a right ankle injury, manager Buck Showalter announced before Friday's game against the New York Yankees. The club will recall right-hander Kevin Gausman from Triple-A Norfolk to take Jimenez's place. Jimenez was slated to start Saturday's game, but right-hander Chris Tillman likely will start now in Jimenez's place on regular rest. Gausman likely will start for the Orioles in Sunday's series finales.
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
For the third straight day, the Orioles announced a roster move involving a starting pitcher. The club optioned Miguel Gonzalez to Triple-A Norfolk Saturday to allow the right-hander to pitch on regular rest during the major league All-Star break. “Miggy needs to pitch, too,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “We don't want him sitting around. … I just don't want him to sit around for 12, 13 days without pitching.” In a corresponding move, the Orioles called up catcher Steve Clevenger from the Tides.
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
Injured Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who is out for the season as he recovers from Tommy John elbow surgery, joined the club Thursday at Camden Yards. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Wieters “looks great” and is in good spirits. The catcher will travel to Minnesota for the All-Star Game and hopes to rejoin the Orioles in late July, after the club's West coast road trip. Wieters was voted to the All-Star Game despite playing in just 26 games this year, the last on May 10. He batted .308 with five home runs in 104 at-bats.
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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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By Kevin Cowherd and The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2012
  I wonder if Darren O'Day's heart has started back up yet. Because when the Orioles' reliever was pranked recently by manager Buck Showalter for a Major League Baseball Fan Cave video, you wondered if the poor guy was going to need a defibrillator before it was all over. This was an absolute classic. It went like this: before a game against the Mets in New York, O'Day was supposedly being interviewed by a Wall Street Journal reporter to talk about something called a "Solowheel.
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
They call them the unwritten rules of baseball, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter obviously thinks even unwritten rules are made to be broken. He ordered an intentional walk to slumping Bryce Harper in the eighth inning Thursday night, even though the Washington Nationals left fielder represented the potential go-ahead run in a one-run ballgame. That's a classic no-no if you believe in old-school managerial strategy, but Showalter turned baseball convention on its ear, and did it with an opposing hitter who came to the plate with just one hit in his past 20 at-bats.
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen is well on track for the best season of his major league career. And after his team-leading ninth win in the Orioles' 4-3 victory Thursday at Camden Yards over the Washington Nationals, Chen acknowledged his stellar first half. “Of course I am happy, because this is the first time during my career, including my career in Japan, the first time before the All-Star break that I can get that many wins,” he said through an interpreter. “So I'm pretty happy.” Chen's previous best before the All-Star break was seven wins, in 2012.
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