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As Buck Showalter's right-hand man, John Russell helps Orioles in many ways
As Buck Showalter's right-hand man, John Russell helps Orioles in many ways

Orioles bench coach John Russell stands on the top dugout step, elbows resting on the padded railing in front of him. The tanned, rugged face of an eternal boy of summer is expressionless. His calculating eyes are masked by a pair of reflector sunglasses. He's watching, observing, strategizing. For those who don't know him — even for some who do — Russell is a tough read. It's difficult to know what he's thinking. But, rest assured, he's thinking. "When I first came over here, I didn't know how to take J.R. He is a quiet guy," Orioles catcher Steve Clevenger said. "But getting to know him, he opens up a little bit more, and you...

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