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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: Aug 28, 2011
Posted on: August 29, 2011 9:01 pm

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

Mayo. , Tex was drafted by texas then traded to atlanta then to the angels before becoming a free agent and going to the bronx

Since: Aug 28, 2011
Posted on: August 29, 2011 8:54 pm

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

Yankees are always at odds with someone. Lol

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 8:28 pm

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

we'll lets say showalter isn't alone when it comes to hating the Yankees

Since: Dec 5, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 7:58 pm

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

"he got the ax from them right before the dynasty steroid years"

There....fixed it for you.

Since: Aug 29, 2011
Posted on: August 29, 2011 7:45 pm

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

Thank Buck...

Since: Dec 14, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 6:23 pm

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

jegan53 - I hope you check back to see if anyone commented on your post.

In addition to being a Cy Young and World Series winning pitcher for the O's, Flanny was a pitching coach twice in the 90's and front office exec from '06 to '08.  Oh and he was a current tv broadcaster.  I think there are more than a handful of people that remember and had dealings with Flanagan on a daily basis.  Regardless of what you think of his career or his fatefully decision you shouldn't be such a dyck unless you've walked in that man's shoes.  And please, if you post in the future be a bit more informed. 

Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 5:46 pm

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

X Bomber...and you call me a cry baby...your post looks like a canoe streaming down the Crymea River...and you are doing the paddeling.

Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 5:13 pm

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

Lets calm down Ravenmaniac881. Your fantasy land salary cap ain't happening, nor should it ever, so we will just file your complaint under "Crybaby". 

As for the current state of events, this all would have been cleared up if MLB stepped in with a ruling about the double-header. Letting the home team determine the conditions of a makeup game leave the door wide open for this type of funny business. Of course Buck hates the Yankees, he got the ax from them right before the dynasty years, but he didn't have the final say in this. In the end it was the Orioles that wanted to assure better revenue for their home makeup game, so they made the call not to have the double-header on Friday. So now to make life easier on the Orioles, the Yanks lose their only day off in September.

Not fair, but when the MLB has no balls to correct the mistake, that's life.

Since: Jan 9, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 4:27 pm

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

pretty sure tex started as an Angel, was traded to the Braves then to Texas.  Then, despite being from your beloved Baltimore, he went to the Yanks.  Why?  becuase your organization is a joke.

Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 4:06 pm

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

Azace.....great post.....not. Let's see the Yankees on an equal playing field if MLB had a salary cap. You wouldn't have half the overglorified crybaby players that you have right now. No A-roid, Jeter would have already retired. Tex would still be a Ranger, Posada would be retired and CC fatarse would probably the ace somewhere else.

Yep, the Orioles do have the second worst record in baseball but guess what.....2 of the last 3 of them were vs the Yankees.

I love Yankee mouth, insert foot.  

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