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Sunday, September 09, 2012

Orioles react to losing Markakis for six weeks

Buck Showalter said he gave a hug to Markakis in the dugout tunnel and they shared “a private moment.”  Showalter was rather emotional when he left the podium after his post-game press conference.

Buck Showalter: “It’s emotional for all of us because we know how much he means, and more importantly, how much the Orioles mean to him. He’s been here from the start and to get this opportunity… If I know our guys, they’re going to rally around him. He’s a special breed. We’re lucky. The more you manage, the more you’re lucky to have a guy like him, regardless of the statistics say. If you get bogged down with statistics, you’d never be able to make out your lineup.”

Adam Jones: “It sucks. What do you want me to say? It sucks. It’s September and one of our best players is down for the rest of the year. It sucks. What can we do about that?  … Complaining’s not going to heal his hand tomorrow. We’ve got to rally around him. It’s part of the game. People have injuries late in the year. It’s extremely unfortunate. It sucks, but it’s sports. It’s professional sports. It’s how things happen sometimes.

Thanks to C.C. Barnald.

Repoz Posted: September 09, 2012 at 01:57 AM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Shock Posted: September 09, 2012 at 04:50 AM (#4230809)
I didn't realize that he had returned from being Jay Gibbons.
   2. DKDC Posted: September 09, 2012 at 10:58 AM (#4230866)
Joe Girardi when his guys are getting hit (after yelling at Guthrie from the dugout):

“I don’t think he’s doing it on purpose, but he hits a lot of people,” said Girardi. “That’s frustrating for us. We know he’s going to pitch inside and I don’t have a problem pitching inside. What do you expect, me to be happy that our guys are getting plunked? I’m frustrated by it. I wish he had better command in there."

   3. shoelesjoe Posted: September 09, 2012 at 11:08 AM (#4230874)
Ya, a gold glove outfielder batting leadoff who's hit .335/.390/.489 with 15 doubles, 2 triples, and 5 HRs since returning from his last hand injury.
Reminds me a lot of Jay Gibbons.
   4. DKDC Posted: September 09, 2012 at 11:16 AM (#4230881)
Thome's health just got a lot more important.

If Thome can return, going from Markakis in RF and Davis at DH to Davis in RF and Thome at DH feels almost manageable.

   5. Justin T is planting accountability seeds Posted: September 09, 2012 at 11:22 AM (#4230884)
Ya, a gold glove outfielder batting leadoff who's hit .335/.390/.489 with 15 doubles, 2 triples, and 5 HRs since returning from his last hand injury. Reminds me a lot of Jay Gibbons.

Not real too bright, are ya?
   6. Chris Fluit Posted: September 09, 2012 at 12:35 PM (#4230957)
Is Thome supposed to come back any time soon? Otherwise, they're going to have to make do with either Lew Ford or Xavier Avery instead. I'd prefer the youngster (Avery) but I have a feeling Buck would go with Ford at this point.

   7. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: September 09, 2012 at 02:23 PM (#4231026)
I wonder if it makes sense for them to pick up Cody Ross, Carlos Lee or Scott Hairston or somebody like that for the rest of the season. I've no idea who's cleared waivers or is available.
   8. McCoy Posted: September 09, 2012 at 02:50 PM (#4231034)
Should have shut him down.
   9. Tom Cervo, backup catcher Posted: September 09, 2012 at 03:03 PM (#4231039)
Joe Girardi when his guys are getting hit (after yelling at Guthrie from the dugout):


I don't remember which year this was, but Guthrie hit 10 Yankees in 11 games from '08-'10. What manager isn't going to be upset about that?
   10. Shock Posted: September 09, 2012 at 03:19 PM (#4231045)
Ya, a gold glove outfielder batting leadoff who's hit .335/.390/.489 with 15 doubles, 2 triples, and 5 HRs since returning from his last hand injury. Reminds me a lot of Jay Gibbons.


That's exactly what I was saying, ########. Maybe take a reading comprehension course?
   11. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: September 09, 2012 at 05:22 PM (#4231094)
I for one had no idea what you were saying, Shock.
   12. SoSH U at work Posted: September 09, 2012 at 05:31 PM (#4231101)
I for one had no idea what you were saying, Shock.


He was saying that he knew that Nick Markakis was once a good hitter. Then he started hitting like Jay Gibbons for awhile and he (Shock) was unaware that Markakis had gone back to being a good hitter again.


   13. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 09, 2012 at 08:47 PM (#4231197)
Adam Jones: “It sucks. What do you want me to say?

That's what I was thinking when I read the headline. "Oh it's great news, Nick is a giant dick."
   14. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: September 09, 2012 at 10:16 PM (#4231260)
I have a lot more sympathy for the Orioles over this than 90% of non-Yankee fans had when the cast was on the other hand. I'd love to see a season where injuries didn't play a part in a pennant race.

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