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Last year's ranking: 34
Title track: 65
Fan relations: 64
Stadium experience: 16
Bang for the buck: 32
"I like our guys" has become a go-to line for manager Buck Showalter in the four-plus seasons that he has donned black and orange. So much so that one of the popular giveaways this season at fan-friendly Camden Yards -- along with Manny Machado bobbleheads, Wild Bill Hagy cowboy hats (in memory of the longtime O's superfan who died in 2007) and Crush Davis action figures -- was an orange T-shirt that said it on the front: I like our guys.
Buck's not the only one. The fans are also staunchly pro-O's, thanks to current faves: from Adam Jones (who's missed just two games since the start of 2012) to 28-year-old rookie Caleb Joseph (HRs in five straight August starts) and submarining reliever Darren O'Day (1.34 ERA through Sept. 3). That's not to mention past heroes like Brooks Robinson, Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken, who showed up in early August (along with 20 other Oriole greats) for a laser-lighted 60th anniversary celebration. Peter Angelos is finally spending -- though giving free-agent hurler Ubaldo Jimenez $50 mil over four years hasn't gone over well -- but the masses still aren't convinced. As long as their beloved Buck (13th in the coaching category, best among MLB managers) sticks around -- which he's done longer than any O's skipper since Earl Weaver retired (for the first time) in 1982 -- Baltimoreans aren't likely to stop liking their guys any time soon.