O's Showalter rips Jeter, Red Sox (while kinda praising Rays)
Orioles manager Buck Showalter is certainly opinionated, though often cautious in interviews. But he let loose with a couple zingers in an interview that appears in the April issue of Men's Journal magazine.
First, on Red Sox GM Theo Epstein:
"I’d like to see how smart Theo Epstein is with the Tampa Bay payroll. You got Carl Crawford ’cause you paid more than anyone else, and that’s what makes you smarter? That’s why I like whipping their butt. It’s great, knowing those guys with the $205 million payroll are saying, ‘How the hell are they beating us?’ ”
And on Jeter:
“The first time we went to Yankee Stadium, I screamed at Derek Jeter from the dugout. Our guys are thinking, ‘Wow, he’s screaming at Derek Jeter.’ Well, he’s always jumping back from balls just off the plate. I know how many calls that team gets – and yes, he [ticks] me off.”