We have always been a little hard on Buck Showalter as a manger. It is not that we don’t think that he is a good manager. But we do think he gets a little too much credit.
If we had a team that we thought was a contender, Showalter would not be our first, or even second choice to manage. But if you want a young team to play hard, even when the games don’t matter, Showalter is your guy.
If there is any doubt that the Orioles wanted to win last night, just look at this image of the O’s celebrating last night as if they were the team that just clinched a playoff spot.
Amazing. Thank you Buck. And we are sorry.