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Schmuck: Orioles' odd couple of Dan Duquette, Buck Showalter form winning duo despite flaws

Schmuck: Orioles' odd couple of Dan Duquette, Buck Showalter form winning duo despite flaws

If it's September and the Orioles are in a dicey pennant race, it's almost time for one of the national sports publications or websites to reveal that Orioles manager Buck Showalter and baseball operations chief Dan Duquette are grating on each other and don't always see eye to eye.

Well, here's a news flash: Dan and Buck don't get along sometimes, which is a revelation of the same magnitude as the fact that I sometimes argue with my wife. Married people argue. General managers and their managers disagree on things. And you can save 15 percent by using certain auto insurance company that employs a digitally enhanced lizard.

Why bring this up now? Because the Orioles are in the...

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