"That was because I was waiting to find out from them who was going to pitch for them,'' he said. "Tillman's going to pitch for them, so we'll go with that lineup."
Apparently, Orioles manager
"It was a little bit different,'' Maddon said. "I told Buck, 'Whatever you want, I'm fine with it,' because they deserve the right to be in that position. They're in the playoffs. They have to take care of themselves right now and I totally respect that. I had no problem with it. We had a nice phone conversation…There was nothing wrong. It was all on the up and up. They have a right to do what they want to do."
Even if the Rays had a problem with it – and they didn’t – they haven’t forgotten how hard the Orioles played on the final day of the 2011 regular season to beat the
"'They've had a lot of different stuff to think about,'' Maddon said. "This is about as crazy as it's going to get on the last day, regarding trying to create the matchups, where you're going to travel. All the stuff that's going on."