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Posted by: Jack Curry on Apr 22, 2011 at 10:47:51 AM

The first time I introduced myself to Buck Showalter, he was reading a baseball publication. I don’t remember which one. Maybe it was Baseball America. But that’s irrelevant. What is relevant is that Showalter was immersed in baseball from the moment we first shook hands in 1991. He still is.

Showalter’s latest baseball immersion involves trying to transform the once-proud Baltimore Orioles into a proud franchise again. The Orioles haven’t had a winning season since 1997 and the fans that used to make Camden Yards one of the premier places to watch a game don’t flock there as readily anymore. It’s a challenging chore, which means Showalter is perfect for the manager’s job.

When the Yankees oppose the Orioles on Friday night, the most observant person