So the Orioles hired former Rangers manager Buck Showalter to be their new manager. Showalter, shown here on a 2003 Disabled American Veterans card, spent four years at the helm of the Rangers.
Buck took over from Jerry Narron at the start of the 2003 season with Texas and lasted through the end of the 2006 season when he gave way to Ron Washington. During that tenure he was able to lay a lot of the groundwork for the Rangers current success.
When he makes his Orioles debut on Tuesday Showalter will be taking over a team that stands at 32-70 on the season, 33.5 games out of first in the American League East. That is a team in much worse shape than the Rangers were in when Buck stepped in. On top of that Baltimore is in a division with Boston, New York, and Tampa Bay. Could be a rough ride Buck but I wish you well. It would be nice to see the Birds get in a post-season appearance or two.