The Orioles are getting more love from the Red Sox writers of the Boston Globe this week in a piece that looks closely at the Bird’s success under manager Buck Showalter. Nick Cafardo of the Globe wrote about the Orioles “losing trend” and the idea of Buck Showalter instilling a winning atmosphere among the team.
The buzz phrase most often heard around the Orioles since the hiring of Buck Showalter as manager last Aug. 3 is “changing the culture.’’ The “losing culture,’’ that is, which appears to be changing rapidly, bringing hope, finally, of something sustainable after 13 losing seasons.
It almost feels as if the Orioles — who for almost two decades seemed to morph into their hapless St. Louis Browns ancestors — are brand new.
Last week the Globe ranked Showalter tenth among active managers in big leagues.
Do you think the Orioles will be able to snap their losing streak under Showalter?