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Mike Flanagan
The Buck starts here [Editorial]
The Buck starts here [Editorial]

Most baseball fans don't watch a game to see a manager manage. They buy a ticket or commit to three hours in front of a television set to see the players play, to see dramatic catches, the towering home runs, the crucial strikeouts. The manager? He's just that taciturn fellow at the end of the bench who is largely ignored until he makes the wrong move. Just ask Nationals fans who are still fuming about Jordan Zimmerman's premature departure from Game Two of the National League Divisional Series against the San Francisco Giants. But when the Baltimore Orioles take the field tomorrow at Camden Yards in their first game in the best-of-seven American League Championship Series...