Orioles manager Buck Showalter‘s most recent comments about Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein raised a bunch of eyebrows around baseball. Sox manager Terry Francona came to his boss’ defense on Sunday.
“I just thought it was a little bit out of line,” Francona said prior to Sunday’s game against the O’s.
Francona also defended Epstein earlier in the week when he said ,”I think Theo’s really smart, whether he has a high payroll or not,”
Other than that, Francona pretty much let it go, not taking any personal attacks against Showalter, the Orioles or Baltimore general manager Andy MacPhail.
Francona reiterated the fact there wasn’t much to it on his end when he spoke with Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy on Sunday. In the skipper’s mind, the issue is done with.
To hear what he had to say, check out the video above.