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May 20, 2011

Showalter still talking Yankees

The most interesting thing about a Buck Showalter pre-game press conference is the manager usually says whatever is on his mind, regardless of the question asked. Trying to keep him on topic is a challenge to say the least.

Toward the end of his talk with the media today, Showalter was asked about the Orioles' at-bats in the ninth inning last night against the New York Yankees. Showalter started talking about Nick Markakis, complimented CC Sabathia and then finished with this:

"Contrary to popular belief, every time the Yankees get hit by a pitch, it’s not intentional," Showalter said. "Every time they take a pitch, it’s not a ball either."

VIntage Showalter

Posted by Jeff Zrebiec at 7:06 PM | | Comments (4)
        

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looks like jake has no idea about the strike zone. great. against a team that cannot hit. excellent.

Tell Buck that everytime the Orioles play the Yankees they shouldnt lose

Oh, shut up already, Buck. It's getting really old.

I can't believe you guys are throwing Buck under the bus for this. It's about time somebody starts raising Cain about this. I get so sick of the strike zone when the O's play the Yankees and Red Sox. Not that they get more calls but they always get them in key situations. (extra innings,bases loaded for Nick, pitch 6-8" off the plate, called a strike. Again extra innings, trying to get Jones to lay off pitches low & away, another one outside & low called a strike.Not to mention O's strikes being called balls. Year after year, and it started with Jeffery Meijer home run. DISGUSTING! And it's time someone like Buck talks about it.

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