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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: Aug 28, 2011
Posted on: August 28, 2011 3:44 pm
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

They were already playing one game on Friday. What is the big deal about making it a doubleheader? Its ok to play one game but two is disrespectful. I am no Yankee fan but they were right to ask.



Since: Aug 28, 2011
Posted on: August 28, 2011 3:36 pm
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

Correct me if i am wrong , but if a yankee had died the yanks wouldn't want to play a doubleheader , The yankees are unreal they have been irelevant this whole century ( except their lone championship season) despite all the money the spend their fans yap and yap about the 27 banners but most of those came almost a hundred years ago in the 1920's then in the 1950's. Although they did have that little Steriod induced run in the late 90's



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: August 28, 2011 2:29 pm
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

Typical comment from a YANKEE fan!   That's why everyone else (non YANKEES fans) have the same answer!

This has nothing to do with WINNING or LOSING!

Glad to see the CLASSINESS doesn't fall far from the tree! 



Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: August 28, 2011 2:29 pm
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

As for Flanagan, he was a Yankee at one time and you'd have thought they could show some respect.

Not sure what Starblazer is smokin' and drinkin', but Mike Flanagan was never a Yankee (God bless his soul).  The only two teams he played for were Orioles and Blue Jays (he was drafted by Baltimore in 1973).

But to the point- Yankees don't give respect, they only demand it from others- that is why they are so hated.  Deservedly so!  And not to worry- Girardi is headed to the Cubs in the off season (you can bank it).

Showalter Rules!  Cool





Since: Sep 26, 2009
Posted on: August 28, 2011 2:09 pm
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

WOW, the Yankees complaining because the world doesn't revolve around them????  Surprise surprise.  Oh and sitting here in a hotel room in CT right now, all you New Yorkers remember this in a few years, NONE OF YOU SURVIVED A HURRICANE BECAUSE THERE WASN'T ONE IN NY!!  I'm glad the storm wasn't as bad as was going to be thought, and it seemed like people were a hell of a lot smarter here than in NO a few years back and were actually listening to authoriites, BUT there was not a hurricane.  So NYers don't be drama queens and try to convince the world you survived something spectacular.



Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: August 28, 2011 2:05 pm
 

Showalter, Self-centered iYankees at odds again

“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.”

It boils down to the same old Yankees thing.   "We're the Yankees and your not."

How about those Red Sox, Angeles and Rangers, hmm? 



Since: May 5, 2009
Posted on: August 28, 2011 2:02 pm
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

girardi: still a giant baby



Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: August 28, 2011 2:00 pm
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

What's best for your fans is to win some games, and stop being a whiny loser! When was the last time the Orioles were in the playoffs? Apparently the Yankees do some things right as is evident by their regular season wins, playoff appearances, and World Series titles!



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: August 28, 2011 1:43 pm
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

“First of all, I felt that some of the stuff was a little disrespectful to Flanny quite frankly,” Showalter said (). “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
 
Buck is right here. The Yankees have no right thinking they can dictate terms. The home team always dictates the make-up. The Orioles owe them nothing. The Yankees traveling a bit south on Sept. 8 is hardly an inconvenience.

As for Flanagan, he was a Yankee at one time and you'd have thought they could show some respect. If something happened to Yogi and the roles were reversed, Ca$hman would be screaming bloody murder.



Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: August 28, 2011 1:34 pm
 

Showalter, Yankees at odds again

Who cares, just glad to see someone say screw the yankees. Sick of them getting what they want when they want it. Bmore sucks this year but atleast they stand for something besides trying to buy a championship.


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