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As Buck Showalter departs, Orioles players say 'it was business right until the end' with longtime manager

As Buck Showalter departs, Orioles players say 'it was business right until the end' with longtime manager

Until the end, former Orioles manager Buck Showalter stuck with the plan.

With his future quite possibly sealed last weekend at Camden Yards but games still to be played and nothing publicly settled about his job status, Showalter treated the season finale Sunday like any other game, preparing that makeshift Orioles team to play the Houston Astros the same way he did when the two teams met in April, a whole season ahead for each.

"It was business right until the end," first baseman Trey Mancini said, indicating Showalter’s public reluctance to acknowledge the emotion of his circumstance Sunday matched what he did with his players in private. "From Game 1 to Game...

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