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Dirt being kicked on him
RIP. great manager
He will be missed. No manager ever had a more candid radio show.
STRONG LANGUAGE ALERT! Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver colorfully answers questions from baseball fans. Film by Skizz Cyzyk. Before anyone else asks if this is real, please read the real story here: http://www.wnep.com/news/bal-sp.maese23may23,0,5389733.column
I am gravely disappointed. Again you have made me unleash my dogs of war.
RIP. His arguments with umps were legendary.
Can't believe he was only 82. Loved the O's as a kid. Although thought Weaver was about 20 years older than he really was.
They don't make 'em like Earl anymore.
"Earl Weaver no longer kicking dirt on bases.
Dirt being kicked on him."
Damn, that's beautiful.
The best part about the 84 tigers was the team the Tigers surpassed that year as the team of MLB. I remember Jack Morris saying at the beginning of the season "screw baltimore". I loved to beat them because they were the best. and though Joe Altobelli had taken over, that was Earl Weaver's team.
I try. I try.
Jesus, that is absolutely beautiful. Thanks. One of a kind.
That one is classic.
"You're a liar Earl! A liar!"
Baltimore Orioles @Orioles
A moment of silence was held for Earl Weaver to begin #OsFanFest . His jersey & the # 4 are on the main stage.
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Sure were. The Earl of Weaver...as Ernie Harwell called him. He really knew how to throw a tantrum for the amusement of the fans...and no doubt his players. He always hated bunting, seemed like he mostly sat in the dugout smoking his ciggys waiting for Boog Powell, Frank Robby, or Brooks Robby to hit that 3 run jack. He was far more than that however...one of the all-time great managers. RIP Earl.
"I love March!" - Tom Izzo
Can still name the lineup for his best teams without lookin. Great rivalry with the Tigers for a stretch.
D. Johnson 2b
F. Robinson lf
B. Robinson 3b
Don't forget ex-Tiger Pat Dobson in that rotation. All had 20 wins in the same season for the O's.
Didn't Cuellar share the Cy Young with Denny McClain?
This. When I was a kid and watched his teams play, I figured he had to be 60.
OTOH, he smoked like a fiend, and he did erupt at the umps all of the time, so maybe the two made him look prematurely old.
He was a great character for baseball, and he and his kind are missed in today's game. RIP.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx
Favorite Weaverism...had a relief pitcher Don Stanhouse who walked a lot of guys, Weaver nicknamed him "fullpack" referring to the number of cigarettes Weaver smoked while watching one of his relief appearences.
Earl, You were one of a kind.
Earl was realistic about the capabilities of players on his roster. He wasn't focused on righty vs. lefty matchups like some managers. He would bat Mark Belanger in the 2nd spot of the lineup against certain pitchers he hit well. Of course, most of the time Belanger was slotted down in the lineup since he was generally light hitting.
Jim Northrup spent 1975 in Baltimore, and he said without a doubt was that Earl was the best manager he played for in his career.
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RIP Earl, you magnificent bastard!
You know Earl didn't die from an ulcer. That sumbich never kept anything in. We don't seem to have giants in the game like that anymore.
I agree.......Earl was from a different generation and wasn't preoccupied with remaining "politically correct". Look at the way he treated Jim Palmer. Many managers would have coddled Palmer, but something with those two just never clicked. I think Dave McNally was the pitcher he thought highest of through the years even though Palmer had the better numbers.
A rare day when 2 HOF's pass away on the same day. Both great for the game of baseball. Seems like there aren't too many people like this in the game today.
Candidly, I thot both had been dead a long time. I finding out lately that a lot of people I thot had been dead a long time only to be surprised they were here the whole time. I can only hope that I die much later than I thot.
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