Buck Showalter, Joe Girardi get into heated confrontation

Angela Sun
Yahoo! Sports Minute Blog
Buck Showalter, Joe Girardi get into heated confrontation
Buck Showalter, Joe Girardi get into heated confrontation

Once upon a time, Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter managed the New York Yankees. That job now belongs to Joe Girardi — and the New York skipper got under Showalter's skin Monday night.

During the first inning of a game between the American League East rivals, Girardi reportedly accused Orioles third base coach Bobby Dickerson of stealing signs. Needless to say, that didn't go over so well with Showalter. In between innings, the veteran manager was livid with Girardi and could be seen yelling, "That's not right, Joe!" (along with a few other choice words.) Both benches cleared and umpires had to separate the two longtime baseball men. Girardi was vague about the situation in his comments after the game, saying only, "The one thing that I've done, the whole time that I'm here, and everywhere I've been, is I'm going to protect our players at all lengths. That's what I'm going to do, and there was something that I saw and I'm just going to leave it at that." Showalter was more forthright (his comments can be seen in this clip) — but categorically denied the accusation. The O's eventually won 4-2.

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