Even after losing their stud leadoff hitter Nick Markakis for the season, the Baltimore Orioles never felt sorry for themselves. Credit manager Buck Showalter for that.
A few weeks later, the Baltimore Ravens lost Ray Lewis and Lardarius Webb to potential season ending injuries. The Baltimore Sun’s Kevin Cowherd asked John Harbaugh his approach to the injuries.
When Orioles manager Buck Showalter was asked about injuries, his reply was that people don’t care about your problems. Is that the way it goes in the NFL, too? (Kevin Cowherd)
“Yeah, we’ve always said that. You can complain all you want, but nobody cares. Nobody is going to feel sorry for you. It’s an opportunity. You know the old saying: ‘When one door closes, another door opens,’ right? We’ve all heard that since we were kids, and that’s true. There are going to be opportunities for guys to [step up]. As Ray would say, ‘What’s your legacy?’ [They have a chance] to determine their destiny a little bit, and it’s going to be fun to see which guys step up. We’ve got some guys who we are excited to see step up.”