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Buck has bittersweet return to Bronx

Showalter's walk-off loss to Yankees kicks up a few ghosts from his pinstriped past

Updated: September 9, 2010, 7:22 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Jorge Posada turned up with a concussion scare and Derek Jeter, the shortstop who looked half his age last year, looked twice his age again Wednesday before Buck Showalter recalled a time when both were young and restless and terribly naive.

Showalter took the kid Yankees to Seattle for the 1995 AL Division Series, Posada as a pinch runner, Jeter as a wide-eyed observer, and the manager's instructions were as clear as Boss Steinbrenner's win-or-else mandate.

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