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Buck Showalter snaps back at Rex Ryan

04/21/2013 2:27 AM ET
By Matt Hughes

Buck Showalter was not happy with Jets coach Rex Ryan's comments about the Orioles and Ravens schedule conflict.(AP)
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter snapped back at New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan on Friday.

Ryan took issue with the Baltimore Orioles' refusal to re-schedule their home game on Sept. 5 so that the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens could celebrate in front of their home fans on the National Football League's opening night, a tradition for the past nine seasons.

"You've got 81 at home, maybe you could have done the right thing and given one up," Ryan said Thursday.

Showalter fired back at Ryan on Friday: "I'd be a little more concerned about Nov. 24 when the Jets come here and try to figure out a way to beat the Ravens."

Showalter added, "I try to stay out of things I don't know about. I would stay in what is my area of supposed expertise."

The Ravens and Orioles share parking in downtown Baltimore which makes it impossible for the two teams to host games at the same time. The Ravens will instead open the season on the road against the Denver Broncos on Sept. 8.

Ryan spent nine seasons with the Ravens as a defensive assistant before being named head coach of the Jets in 2009.

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