"The interaction I had with Don -- and everybody who had it -- [was that] he always had time for you," Showalter said. "The thing a lot of people miss because he was such a character in the game was what a great baseball man he was. Very open to people about sharing his knowledge, always had time for you, smile on his face. But boy, what a competitor. What a competitor. It's sad. I didn't know about it until they came up and told me."