No one will ever convince me that the return of winning baseball to Baltimore was not significantly aided by Buck Showalter becoming the manager of the Orioles. From almost the moment he arrived, his Orioles teams started overachieving relative to their preseason expectations. From 2012 onward, this trend has continued, even in years where they didn’t make the postseason. Another thing that’s true about Showalter is that he knows more about the particular ins and outs of this Orioles team, and managing baseball teams in general, than you or I ever will. With that established, no one is infallible. The wild card game decision that shall not be named remains a monument of proof for that. More immediately,
Kirk Cousins recently said he wants to never change teams. In an interview televised during Saturday’s broadcast of preseason action against Green Bay, Cousins made it clear that he wants to be in Washington for his full career. “So I want to be a Washington Redskin, yes,” Cousins said.
Breitbart has issued an apology to German World Cup winner Lukas Podolski after mistaking him in an article for a traveling migrant on a jet ski. The article, published Friday, was about Spanish police shutting down a gang that was charging migrants 5,000 euros to travel from Morocco via Gibraltar on jet skis. Breitbart amended the article with a new image, and added a note from the editor.