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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: Jan 9, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 4:04 pm

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

Buck clearly did this to screw the Yanks.  How does playing a double header affect a tribute for someone.  The only problem is that the Yanks will never get a chance to screw them back because the Orioles will never be in a pennant race.  The Orioles are one of the worst franchises in sports and Buck's decision to further diminish the class of the organization isn't going to help.

Since: Jan 9, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 4:00 pm

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

Buck clearly did this to screw the Yanks.  The problem for the Yankees is that the Orioles will never be good enough to be in a pennant race for the Yanks to screw them right back.  The Orioles remain a joke organization and that's not going to change.  This just makes them look less classy.

Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 3:04 pm

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

Ravenmaniac, I agree 100% with your post.

Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 2:59 pm

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

So why doesn't Showalter just come out and say they chose 9/8 to screw the NYY? Why does he act like a coward and bring Mike Flanagan into the discussion? This from the manager of a team with the 2nd fewest wins in the league? The guy is an indiot....always has been and always will. big chip on his shoulder from the NYY firing him. The NYY manager's job he had is and will be his biggest accomplishment in MLB. mark my words on that. No one should even care what his opinion is on anything....big time loser like the team he's now managing. 53 wins!!!

Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 2:33 pm

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

We all know why the Orioles said, "No." It was to screw over the Yankees and force them to travel on their day off. Doesn't bother me one bit! The Yankees can complain all they want, but if they had the opportunity to do this to the Red Sox in September, you know and I know, that they would do it. Go cry somewhere else, Yankees.

Since: Aug 25, 2011
Posted on: August 29, 2011 2:26 pm

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

Not an Orioles' fan, but, an umpire of lower leagues, it IS the home team's call as to when a game is played.   And, the YANKEES as everyone else learned that beginning in Little League !!!

Secondly, and more importantly, the Orioles "family" just lost a valued member of their family - the Yankees are REALLY showing their lack of class right about now by the whining and crying.....

Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 2:14 pm

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

Who the heck is Buck Showalter? What's his big claim to fame? What has he ever accomplished professionally as a manager? He's a terrible manager and I'm quite surprised a MLB team even wants him. The only manager job he's ever goign to get is from putred teams like the O's.

Mark my words....he'll be fired by 2013 if not sooner!!! He tries the bully approach. Did he ever play in the majors? Go back to ESPN. He can't stand the NYY because they fired him, plain and simple!!

Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 2:12 pm

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

     Mad Bomber, I guess you know something about last place following the Raiders.  The best thing that could happen to the Silver and Black is that senile old fool that owns them either sells the team or passes on.  Neither will probably happen anytime soon so enjoy the cellar, loser.

     Baltimore is the home team here, they should get to set the rules.  If the situationt were reversed, I would same the same thing in support of the Yankees.

     And for these d-bags that have to bring the 27 championships, etc. into the conversation I say "What the hell does that have to do with the fact that a former Oriole is dead and the team wants to honor him?"

Since: Jan 14, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 1:40 pm

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

How can a team expect empathy for a man who commited suicide?

Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 1:34 pm

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

Blah Blah Blah.....What a bunch of crap from Show! If the Orioles were in the playoff hunt he would have no problem w/the day off!

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