Buck Showalter - Baltimore Orioles manager

The Orioles are giving away a Buck Showalter Garden Gnome on June 27. It’s already circled on my calendar. I might start camping outside of Camden Yards tonight to make sure I get one.

My wife will be thrilled.

Buck was asked about the giveaway by MASNSports.com’s Roch Kubatko on Tuesday and, to no surprise, his comments were hilarious:

[quote_box_center]”That’s still up in the air,” he said. “No, we’re not going to do that. Did you see (Norfolk manager) Ron Johnson‘s last year? R.J. told me, ‘Whatever you do, don’t let it happen.’ He said it was the worst night of his life. He said whatever respect he had among the players was gone.”[/quote_box_center]

I just hope he’s wearing that jacket that he always wears in the dugout.

Oh it’s 120 degrees in Baltimore? Doesn’t matter, Buck is wearing a wind breaker.

He goes on:

[quote_box_center]”People get up in the morning and they go, ‘Honey, are we going to the game today? Hmmm, I don’t know. They’ve got that gnome tonight. Pack up the kids, we’re going.’ Really?”[/quote_box_center]

A couple years ago the Baysox gave away a Manny Machado Garden Gnome. If Buck’s looks anything like this, we’re all in for a real treat.

Manny  Machado garden gnome