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Buck Showalter thinks Rex Ryan should stick to his area of 'supposed expertise'

The Orioles will not be moving their Sept. 5 game against the White Sox so that the Super Bowl champion Ravens can begin the season at home. As the O's stated back in March:

"Given the limited options available to reschedule the game at that late date in the season, the parties jointly determined that even an earlier start time would still create such enormous logistical difficulties that it would greatly diminish the fan experience for both events which all parties realized would not be in the interest of their fans or the City."

On Thursday, New York Jets head coach -- and former Ravens defensive coordinator -- Rex Ryan voiced a strong opinion regarding the verdict:

"I understand the Orioles are playing a game at home. Well, who really cares?" Ryan told reporters on a conference call. "You've got 81 of them things at home and maybe you could've done the right thing and given one up and played 82 on the road and 80 at home. I really don't think people are going to care about that game."

Buck Showalter responded to Ryan the next day, wondering why the Jets head coach was talking baseball:

"I try to stay out of things I don't know about," he said. "Like I don't know about the NFL schedule and the NFL challenges. So that would be my advice [to Ryan]. I would stay in what is my area of supposed expertise."

Exactly. You don't see Buck telling Ryan that a couple picks is hardly a large enough return for arguably the most dominant defensive player in the NFL. Or that Ryan's four first-rounders with the Jets have accumulated a whopping zero Pro Bowl selections between them anyway. Or just yelling "TEBOWWWWWW!" and laughing uncontrollably. So yeah, maybe Rex should back off a bit.

-- Matt Monagan and Ian Kay /