Buck Showalter comments on Orioles’ hot start, managing in New York in Boston
Dan asked if the Orioles are here to stay. “I don’t know,” Showalter said. “I hope so. It’s about the pitching.”
Showalter talked about how being in the media has affected how he deals with them. He said he has gotten better. He said he’s more patient if he gets the same question over and over again. “Instead of fighting it, you just flow with it,” Showalter said.
Showalter commented on managing in Boston and New York and how tough it is. He said Bobby Valentine has gotten a tough rap in Boston. “Bobby is a good manager,” Showalter said. “He’s had to deal with the injury problem.”
Showalter said that as tough as New York and Boston are, every manager in the league faces pressure.
Showalter said the toughest job he ever had is Triple-A. He said guys are going up and down and no one is really happy.
Showalter said that he thinks that players should be able to police the game to some extent and isn’t sure getting the umpires involved always helps. “Every time a pitch is thrown on the inner side of the plate, there’s drama,” Showalter said.