Stepping inside Buck Showalter’s office for his inaugural video blog

The 2011 season has been a bit of a roller coaster ride for Orioles manager Buck Showalter, whose team started off 6-1, then lost eight in a row before snapping the lengthy losing streak at home.

With the O’s in the middle of a 10-game homestand, Showalter took some time out of his busy schedule and welcomed’s Dan Kolko into his office for his inaugural video blog.

The O’s manager talked about the continued efforts to get a winning culture established in Baltimore, and how he uses the Orioles tradition as a motivational tool of sorts to get his team believing that they can win in Charm City, as well.

Showalter was even kind enough to ignore a call to his office phone (let’s hope it wasn’t anything important), and discussed how tough it is to keep a team on an even-keel, and not let a winning streak or a string of losses get them too high or too low.