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When the Orioles were playing a meaningless game in Seattle one night, Showalter hounded his players to play hard, because “it’s 12:30 at night back in Baltimore,” he said. “Somebody’s sitting in front of the TV, dying with everything you’re doing. And you better take that seriously.”
On the other hand, when it was rumored at one point that Showalter would become the Royals manager, the team's star player stormed into the GM's office and told him, "If Buck's hired, I want out of here, and I know five other guys who will, too."
It's worth noting this is a Pat Jordan piece.
I'm going to sound very stupid when I ask this question, but here goes: who is Pat Jordan and why does this matter? If I'd known I'd have forefronted that.
Always wonder why celebrities agree to such interviews. The writer has to look for angles and good quotes. Why would you go out to dinner with your wife and kids and a writer? He seemed to go after each one with an unflattering portrayal. Buck's fair game but his kids and wife?
If you think this was a tough one, don't read the piece he did on Steve and Cyndi Garvey in Inside Sports ca. 1981. That one got him sued (settled out of court).
But if you do want to, it's
Mr. T has a shaved head, a goatee, and a ring through his nose, and he looks like someone who should be hanging by one hand from the Empire State Building
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