Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun
Before he became the Orioles' manager, Buck Showalter took the Yankees to the playoffs in 1995, for the first time since 1981. He was even named the AP's American League Manager of the Year. But the Yanks cut Showalter soon after. Their loss is our gain -- the Orioles should have a winning record for the first time in almost 15 years, and might even make the playoffs this year. The Buck stops here.