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One of a manager's greatest challenges

Major league managers have a number of challenging day-to-day responsibilities. Crafting a strong lineup, deciding when to pull a starting pitcher, dealing with players' off-field personalities and issues - none of that is easy. But Orioles manager Buck Showalter believes that one of the main qualities which separates a good manager from a great one is his ability to properly handle a bullpen. In his

Searching for the right leadoff hitter

Shortly after posting Wednesday's lineup card, which shuffled the leadoff spot in the batting order yet again, Orioles manager Buck Showalter talked with MASNsports.com's Dan Kolko about what makes a quality leadoff hitter so tough to find. With Brian Roberts on the disabled list since the middle of May, Showalter has turned to a few different guys in hopes of finding a spark at the

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