2011 csd Preview – Buck Showalter
Buck is one of those guys that you hire to turn your club around. The Orioles got what they paid for last season. Buck came in and made the Orioles into winners right away. He has a knack for turning a club around. For some reason he has the same effect that Mike Keenan had in the NHL in the 80’s and 90’s. Buck usually doesn’t win titles with the club though. The next guy usually does that.
I took this picture last August when Buck was still fairly new with the Orioles. Buck was out in the outfield during batting practice, and was walking back to the dugout when I snapped the picture. I just liked how for some reason he seemed equal parts manager and professor. The best part about the card though might be the minor league card of Buck from when he was in the Yankees organization on the back.