I’ve never seen Buck Showalter so angry. It was awesome.
During Monday’s Yankees-Orioles game, Joe Girardi shouted at O’s third base coach Bobby Dickerson in the first inning and accused him of stealing signs. Between innings, Showalter went rogue and decided to take matters into his own hands by having a friendly chat over in the Yankees dugout. He was quickly intercepted by the home plate umpire and that’s when the fun began.
I was listening on the radio at the time, Joe Angel and Fred Manfa had no clue what spawned the debate between the two skippers.
This argument was far too epic for one GIF, so I cut down the highlights to five.
It doesn’t take a lip reader to decipher what Showalter shouted to Girardi. Something about ducking a ship?
Girardi tells Showalter to “shut it.”
Showalter is hot — and it’s not just because he was wearing a jacket in 90 degree heat.
Buck gets a close up look at Jim Joyce’s mustache, while Joe gets put in time out.
The YES Network cameras catch Girardi walking down the dugout to shout at Orioles third base coach Bobby Dickerson.
“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 as transcribed by MASNSports.com’s Roch Kubatko.
“I’ve known Bobby for a long time and, when Nicky (Markakis) came across the plate, he said (Girardi) was yelling out of the dugout at Bobby for some reason. I know Bobby Dickerson pretty well and so I knew Bobby might have something to say on his way back to the dugout. And he did.”
Showalter denied that Dickerson was stealing signs, adding, “If we were doing that, Manny (Machado) wouldn’t have bunted, right, if we had the pitches.”
Showalter tapped into his inner Earl Weaver tonight. I kinda LOVE IT #StayHungry
— Adam Jones (@SimplyAJ10) September 10, 2013
Here's the Girardi-Showalter argument video. http://t.co/EaX8HOBAyg Sign-stealing complaints are ridiculous: Just change the signs.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) September 10, 2013