“I was thinking tonight watching Nolan, this is a guy who basically broke his neck diving in the stands for his team, his family, his city, whatever,” Showalter said.
Can't find quote but when talked about the guy in Baltimore listening to the west coast game at 1AM living and dying with every pitch. That's a man that GETS Baltimore baseball.
Hugging Markakis after he broke his hand: Buck Showalter: “It's emotional for all of us because we know how much he means, and more importantly, how much the Orioles mean to him. He's been here from the start and to get this opportunity... If I know our guys, they're going to rally around him. He's a special breed. "
Getting close to murdering Girardi: “He was yelling at the third base coach. Somebody’s wearing black and orange, I’m not going to let that happen,” Showalter told reporters after the game. That led to this: http://baltimoresportsreport.com/buck-showalter-joe-girardi-argument-44181.html
I hate the Britton decision and whatever hand he had in the Davis contract but I love him for the culture change and the wins and especially 2012 and 2014. But I love the man most for all the reasons that are obvious in the quotes above about how much he gets Baltimore and was willing to go to war for his guys and the city.