Baltimore Orioles: Buck Showalter's 5 Biggest Controversies as O's Skipper

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Baltimore Orioles: Buck Showalter's 5 Biggest Controversies as O's Skipper
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After a historic turnaround during August and September of the 2010 season, manager Buck Showalter and his Orioles are desperately fighting to avoid 100 losses on the year, and it seems pretty safe to say that Buck Mania has worn off.

That's not to say he's hated around Birdland. Quite the contrary; most fans seem to be on board with Buck still, and understand that the lack of talent in the organization isn't his fault. A manager can only do so much on the field, especially with an oft-injured, underperforming group of youngsters.

Even still, Showalter's gotten his share of critique from Orioles fans, as does any manager of any sports team. It's only natural, as not everyone is going to agree on every matter.

One thing about Buck, though, is that he doesn't care what other people think. He'll always do what he feels is right for his team and puts them in the best position to win on a nightly basis, no matter the criticism.

And from what I've gathered, the following topics have received the most criticism from O's fans during the 2011 campaign.

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