Buck Showalter’s wife Angela is known as the manger’s wife who was serenaded by three of the manager’s players back in Texas. She’s an old hand at appearing at charity events and benefits. At this particular event, her husband Buck was still managing for the Rangers, and if you’re curious what kind of prize packages get auctioned off at these things, here’s a brief listing: a trip to Seattle on the Rangers’ team plane featuring a chauffeur ride in a Maybach and stay at the Rangers team hotel, a gold bracelet with 180 diamonds and personal chef service for a month, and a Toby Keith autographed guitar with two tickets to his performance and a “meet and greet.” Suddenly getting sung to by 3 younger fellows isn’t so great. Those are some killer prizes.
Buck’s wife Angela married Buck back in 1983, and they’ve since had two kids who are now all grown up. Their daughter has the preposterous name of Allie St. Clair Showalter Robinson. She’s in law school, and her name itself mirrors the style of most law firm names. Their son William Nathaniel Showalter has the same name as Buck, and Buck actually used to go by “Nat” when he was a player. Angela supported knew him all the way back then, and she supported him through his eight seasons in the Yankees minor league. He never played a day in the major league. God, that has got to sting. You know he wanted to. It’s every player’s dream. Angela would probably tell you now that life is peachy, and the couple is known for having three basset hounds that hang out on the couch with Buck and his dear old wife Angela.
Coincidentally, Angela’s lovely daughter Allie-Saint-Clair-Showalter-Robinson (the girl of a thousand syllables) is attending the same law school as Courtney Britton, the inimitable Southern Methodist University, where dreams are made.