Buck won’t be stop­ping here, but he’s likely dugout-bound

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - COMMENTARY -

Former Ori­oles man­ager Buck Showal­ter spent the past year bond­ing with a grow­ing gag­gle of grand­kids, en­joy­ing a lot of qual­ity time with his wife, An­gela, and get­ting his base­ball fix by ap­pear­ing oc­ca­sion­ally as an an­a­lyst for the YES Net­work, which is why he was headed to New York on Fri­day to join the YES broad­cast crew for the Amer­i­can League Cham­pi­onship Se­ries.

“The time off was great,” he said. “There’s a rea­son I’ve been mar­ried 36 years. We’ve got two grand­chil­dren and one on the way. I got to con­nect with them. Wouldn’t trade it for the world.”

Now, it’s very pos­si­ble that the time has come for Showal­ter to go back to work in his true pro­fes­sion.

Showal­ter has been men­tioned in con­nec­tion with sev­eral of the man­age­rial va­can­cies that opened over the past two weeks. He has in­ter­viewed with the Los An­ge­les An­gels and is also con­sid­ered a strong can­di­date to re­place Gabe Kapler with the Philadel­phia Phillies. There have even been rum­blings that Manny Machado has been lob­by­ing for him in San Diego, but

CHAR­LIE RIEDEL/AP

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