Buck Showalter never wants the baseball season to end. He talks endlessly about how difficult the season is how his body rebels at its end. You might think he’d like to avoid the torture.

After Sunday’s 7-6 Orioles win over the Boston Red Sox before a sellout crowd of 44230 at Oriole Park Showalter became emotional as almost always does after the final game.

He had lots to be emotional about. The Orioles lost Manny Machado with a right knee injury on Monday and in the fourth inning Chris Davis who earlier had been named the Most Valuable Oriole sprained his left wrist in a collision with Boston’s Jacoby Ellsbury.

Another one of his big stars Adam Jones didn’t play with a right wrist injury.

With three of his hardiest players gone perhaps Showalter was relieved for 2013 to be done. He had taken some time to thank his players for the season and now he’s begun making plans for next February when the players report.

“I just talked to them in there and I want them to get as far away as they can” Showalter said.

Even though the Orioles will finish seven games behind the final wild-card team Showalter was still thinking postseason.

“We would have figured out a way for Manny to be ready for the playoffs maybe and Chris would have been a two or three-day injury” Showalter said.

Davis tried to stay in the game.

“You don’t ever want to walk off the field injured and have your season end that way” Davis said. “Obviously it kind of rattled me a little bit a play like that.”

Machado left for Gulf Breeze Fla. on Sunday afternoon to see Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his right knee and the Orioles are hoping he’ll avoid surgery and be ready for spring training.