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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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Comments

Since: Feb 1, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 9:49 am
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

How does it feel to spend all that money and still be #1 B!TCH to the Red Sox.  
Last time I looked, Dave, the World Championship tally stood at 23 for the Yanks and 7 for the Bosox.  A few years of recent success after decades of futility and now suddenly the Bosox own the Pinstripes?!?!?  Based on that irrational logic, I guess I can claim that UNC hoops is "#1 BITCH" to Duke as well, huh?  Idiot.



Since: May 15, 2011
Posted on: August 29, 2011 9:36 am
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

There is so much humor in these blogs, it is ridiculous.  You Yankee haters are all over the place.  So in addressing some of you tools, I guess  I'll jump around as well.

Buck Showalter hates the Yankees.  They fired him for no reason other than he was a hard-ass, but he needs to stop his crying about it.  In the last 50 years the Yankees have fired a lot of managers.  Buck needs to get over it.

Sure, the Yankees have the highest salaries, followed by Philly and Boston.  What do you expect?  Any of you clowns ever go out to eat in the big city?I'm not talking about about Mc Donald's, or even if you step out and go to the ESPN Zone...a real restaurant.  Ever live in NYC?  It's expensive.  I have no problem with salaries being higher in large markets.  Get over it.  

I feel bad for Mike Flanagan.  I feel really bad for his family.  If Ron Guidry killed himself, I wouldn't expect that the if the Yankees were going to memorialize him, they couldn't have a double header.  They play major league games on Good Friday.

Talk about a band box...What about that 364 sign in Camden Yard's left field power alley? Talk about a minor league team with a minor league field with high school dimensions.

I'm am surprised that nobody ripped Jeter in this Blog.  You know, all that B.S. about how he shouldn't be mentioned in the same sentence with Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Joe D.......I find that every day.  What's wrong with you guys?



Since: Jul 7, 2011
Posted on: August 29, 2011 8:32 am
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

Mike Falanagan took his OWN life.....what %&^^ respect did he DESERVE!!???

There are Vets with blown off legs, arms or dead that would have given ANYTHING to have complete life and the Yankees are suppose to respect the passing of an assole who kills himself??? PLEASE. 



Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 7:31 am
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

Mike Flannagan's passing may not have meant anything to the Yankees but it meant something to the Orioles.  Would the Yankees take kindly to any team presuming to dictate how they should schedule games in the wake of the untimely passing of, say, Ron Guidry?


I didn't think so. 



Since: Nov 6, 2010
Posted on: August 29, 2011 6:55 am
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

Don't worry Dave, the Yankees and Red Sox will write your owner another big Luxury tax check in the winter so he can spend it on vacation homes all over the world and not bring in any players...........recent struggles?  That indicates only a few years......The orioles have been garbage for awhile....



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 5:20 am
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

Baltimore might be a joke with their recent struggles but at least we don't pay a bunch of money to be SECOND PLACE.
Yeah, I can see how paying a bunch of money to be last place is a much better strategy.



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 3:41 am
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

The joke of the organization is Peter Angelos.  Prior to his arrive Baltimore was the ONLY organization with a winning record against NYY.

Now that is cleared up.  I know you SPankee fans think the world revolves around the Spankees. IT DOESN'T.  How does it feel to spend all that money and still be #1 B!TCH to the Red Sox.  Now that age has caught up to the Spankees you can go back to the futility that we are used to an overpayed bunch of babies.  Considering New York has spent Hundreds of Millions more than any team in baseball and in the last 10 yrs you have ONE title. 

Baltimore might be a joke with their recent struggles but at least we don't pay a bunch of money to be SECOND PLACE.



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 2:42 am
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

Showalter is a d!ck!



Since: Jan 4, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 12:25 am
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

Hey Quack boy......is your HS baseball field about 400 ft. in CF ?  Have you ever been to Yankee Stadium ( yes.....the one you call a dump ) ?  I'm guessing you have never been to NYC.  



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 12:01 am
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

The Yankees disrespect common sense with their little league stadium.  My high school has a bigger yard than that dump.  Ya play 3 hours a day and you bitch about a day off?  Man baseball players are sissy boys half the time.


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