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Buck Showalter, Joe Girardi have to be restrained after first inning

Sep 9, 2013, 7:41 PM EDT

Orioles manager Buck Showalter is held back by umpires while challenging Yankees manager Girardi following an unknown incident in the first inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Baltimore Reuters

Things got feisty Monday night, Buck Showalter and Joe Girardi both wanted a piece of one another after the first inning of Yankees-Orioles game in Baltimore.

It appears that the incident started when Girardi started yelling out of the dugout towards Orioles third-base coach Bobby Dickerson, either to perhaps accuse him of sign-stealing or to simply tell him to get back in the box. Showalter rightfully took exception as the inning concluded and came out of the dugout, causing both Girardi and bench coach Tony Pena to exit the Yankees dugout. has the video:

Nothing controversial happened in the game itself prior to the incident. Both the Yankees and Orioles scored lone runs in the first, with Alex Rodriguez homering for the Bombers and Adam Jones plating Nick Markakis with a sac fly.

This was also the first game in the series between the two teams, though they did just play in New York from Aug. 30-Sept. 1. The Yankees took two out of three in that one.

  1. dondada10 - Sep 9, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    Another reason for robot umps: they would’ve let Showalter and Girardi duke it out.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Sep 9, 2013 at 8:08 PM

      What if Girardi and Showalter could control the robots, a la rock’em sock’em robots?

  2. csomers2012 - Sep 9, 2013 at 7:54 PM


  3. ronvargasjr - Sep 9, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Buck would not last a minute with Joe.

    • jwbiii - Sep 10, 2013 at 2:01 AM

      Bringing up the subject of whose daddy could beat up whose daddy is kind of irrelevant and childish, don’t you think?

      • Mr. Wright 212 - Sep 10, 2013 at 2:27 AM

        Not irrelevant, since Buck was going after Joe — who is in better shape than 4/5 of his own lineup.

        Your bringing “daddy” scenario into it is irrelevant.

      • badintent - Sep 10, 2013 at 2:49 AM

        “This is Dana. Joe can fight 167 in the cage. I got Rampage or Shogun. “

      • jwbiii - Sep 10, 2013 at 9:44 AM

        I disagree, Mr. Wright. A manager is a paternal figure on a baseball team, so my metaphor is apt.

  4. whatthehellisansky - Sep 9, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    would have liked to see Buck wired up like jayson heyward…maybe that would keep him from pissing and moaning about the yankees for a few weeks…

    • detectivejimmymcnulty - Sep 9, 2013 at 8:24 PM

      I could be wrong but I thought I heard JH didnt need his jaw wired shut.

  5. mybrunoblog - Sep 9, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Buck is a scrappy 50 something but Girardi is a physical speciman. Buck would have tapped out after less than a minute in a Girardi compliance hold.

    • dondada10 - Sep 9, 2013 at 8:26 PM

      The mainstream doesn’t seem to agree, but I’m with you. Girardi is ripped.

      • kevinbnyc - Sep 10, 2013 at 11:44 AM

        A better fight would be Girardi vs. Matheny. Both look like they’re in better shape than some guys on their teams.

    • Glenn - Sep 9, 2013 at 8:52 PM

      It would be a quicker fight than Tyson-Spinks.

    • fanclan - Sep 10, 2013 at 5:58 PM

      Yet it was Girardi that had to bring his bench coach out. Not manly.

  6. jdrew506 - Sep 9, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    Buck is still just mad that the Yankees went on their winning run after he was booted from the team in ’95

  7. professor30 - Sep 9, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Girardi would’ve swung and missed like most of the Yankee hitters do.

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Sep 9, 2013 at 8:24 PM

      15/30 K%,ts&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0&sort=10,a

    • badintent - Sep 10, 2013 at 2:56 AM

      So Cano hits don’t count .eh ? Ichiro doesn’t have 4000 hits ? Arod never hit 600+Hrs.Jeter has 330-+ hits.
      Go count sheep. Or your Carmen Electra photos . Again.Red Sox fan of course.

      • badintent - Sep 10, 2013 at 2:57 AM

        jeter 3330+ hits. Damn key sticks

      • poprox13 - Sep 10, 2013 at 11:29 AM

        No, Ichiro does not have 4000 Major league hits.

      • badintent - Sep 14, 2013 at 12:42 AM

        Oh yes he does. over 1300 in the Japan MLB , which many ex-American MLB players play in and over 2300 in the American MLB. If you think that Japanese pitchers aren’t up to American MLB standards, check out Yu Darvish , Hideo, etc.

      • Anoesis - Sep 10, 2013 at 12:51 PM

        b.i.- Put some Saran wrap around your keyboard when you troll those porn sites.

      • badintent - Sep 11, 2013 at 1:12 AM

        And you stepped up to Aluminum Wrap for yours ?

      • b453841l - Sep 10, 2013 at 1:03 PM

        butthurt much?

  8. proudlycanadian - Sep 9, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    C. C. has only given up 3 runs after 6 innings.

    • proudlycanadian - Sep 9, 2013 at 10:17 PM

      For C. C. that was an improvement over his recent form. The 4th run he gave up was unearned due to a throwing error by the pitcher.

      • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Sep 9, 2013 at 11:45 PM

        You know, I always thought it’s kind of weird for a pitcher to get an unearned run due to his own error. Doesn’t seem quite right…

  9. proudlycanadian - Sep 9, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Baltimore won. Buck and Joe will still have a chance to duke it out over the next couple of games.

  10. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Sep 9, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Every time we face the Yankees Girardi is crying over some other fabricated conspiracy against his team, and this time Buck had enough of it. It’s either people pitching inside, or scoring too many runs, or stealing signs, or being generally mean to his mother. I’m so sick of his bullshit act. Shut your mouth and play the game. I haven’t seen Buck this pissed in a really long time, and I could not have been happier to see the fire in his eyes.

    • jdrew506 - Sep 9, 2013 at 10:31 PM

      That’s really a funny statement since Buck fabricates conspiracy’s about the Yankees even when they are not playing each other. Just look back a few weeks to see Buck over about how the Yankees are going to take his players if they don’t have to pay A-Rods contract.

      • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Sep 9, 2013 at 11:27 PM

        How was he fabricating a conspiracy? Let’s just forget the fact that EVERYONE agreed with him when he said what he said, and let’s forget how MLB was completely wrong to call him to the carpet over it. All he said was if the Yankees were given a 30 million dollar gift from Alex Rodriguez’ suspension, they would be in a great position to go and spend big for a player a year or two down the line, that they otherwise might not have been able to afford, and how that isn’t quite fair to the rest of the league. How in the world is that a conspiracy? It’s simple fact.

      • Mr. Wright 212 - Sep 10, 2013 at 2:29 AM

        No, everyone DIDN’T agree with him. Not even the majority.

    • twenty1miles - Sep 9, 2013 at 10:51 PM


      • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Sep 9, 2013 at 11:30 PM

        Last year it was that the team was stealing signs. A while before that it was we were pitching inside too much (Because their players were crowding the plate) and hitting or nearly hitting their players. A while before that it was some nonsense about umpires favoring us and some nonsense about strike zones. It’s always something with him. He complains all the damn time and never has any basis of fact to back it up, and I for one and glad Buck called him out on it. Joe is a whiny, stuck up, New York elitist bitch, who’s succumb to the ridiculous notion that the Yankees are deserving of more than the rest of the league and the rest of the world should bend the rules in their favor.

  11. mrpinkca - Sep 9, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    I usually like both of these guys quite a lot, but when stuff like this happens I can’t help but thinking that these are grown men, and that’s not how grown men are supposed to behave.

  12. Andy Snakovsky - Sep 9, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    According to Showalter in his post game, Girardi accused Dickerson of stealing signs and he yelled at Dickerson from the dugout. Showalter took exception to that and thats how it happened.

    • proudlycanadian - Sep 9, 2013 at 10:20 PM

      Stealing signs is so old school! I guess that the Yankees will have to learn how to steal signs in retaliation.

    • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Sep 9, 2013 at 11:48 PM

      I thought it was hilarious how Buck started his post game, as if he didn’t already know what the first 50 questions were going to be about. He did his best to move on from the situation, but you could tell he was still pretty ticked off about it, as it didn’t take much arm tugging to get the story out of him.

      • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Sep 9, 2013 at 11:51 PM

        His post game comments if anyone cares to read through them

  13. brockw82 - Sep 9, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Wisteria is a bust 😉

  14. brockw82 - Sep 9, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    *wieters, damn you autocorrect

    • jwbiii - Sep 10, 2013 at 1:34 AM

      Darn. I thought you were making a double entendre about Desperate Housewives.

  15. thevauntedchris - Sep 9, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Showalter making a scene and crying. I don’t believe it. That never happens.

    • yankee172 - Sep 9, 2013 at 11:14 PM

      I know, it hardly ever happens every few weeks.

  16. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Sep 9, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    I really hope someone does a NFL lip-reading style video for this fight.

  17. ctony1216 - Sep 10, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Never a threat of fisticuffs — each guy just needed to make a point. Both are good guys.

    I’m just glad I got to use the word fisticuffs.

  18. theskinsman - Sep 10, 2013 at 5:49 AM

    The most important thing I take from this is the yankees lost. Again.

  19. thelongestgoodbye - Sep 10, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    $55 For a third base seat
    $7 for a Natty Boh

    Joe Girardi complaining about someone else cheating (3rd base side) – Priceless

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  21. albanyjints - Sep 10, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Buck has turned into a little cry baby. Maybe Joe is just sticking up for his guys in response to Buck’s complaining about A Rod and Yankee management. Buck needs to just shut up.

  22. stlouis1baseball - Sep 10, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    I always liked Joe Girardi. Still do (when he isn’t wearing a Yankess uniform).
    But I love Buck Showalter. Dude is intense. He takes no shit. Well done Buck.

  23. fanclan - Sep 10, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    A Rod hits a home run and then Girardi complains that the Orioles are cheating. Nothing ever changes in Yankee land.

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