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RIP Earl Weaver

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 21, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    "The job of arguing with the umpire belongs to the manager, because it won't hurt the team if he gets thrown out of the game."

    He was 82.

  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    He's enjoying 3-run homers in the Great Beyond.

    See ya again one day, Earl.
  3. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Died on Orioles' fantasy cruise.
    A real shame. RIP.
    Think of him every time someone hits a 3-run homer.
    And his alternative nickname for Don Stanhouse -- Full Pack -- was as good as the other one, Stan The Man Unusual.
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Great video of Earl in action:
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    You can learn more about baseball from "Weaver on Strategy" than any 10 other baseball books combined. RIP
  6. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    There is only one classic Earl video:

  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Ultimate Earl on the radio
    greatest Coach's Corner EVER
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Love the question about the tomatoes

    Great manager.
  9. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    great manager of a great team ... i grew up HATING 'em all 'cause they annually toyed with my yankees. my hatred was the ultimate show of respect... much like i grew up hating tom landry's cowboys... :mad:
  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Peter Schmuck's column from when they unveiled the Weaver statue at Camden Yards last summer:

  11. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    RIP to a legend who knew the game and knew people.
  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Funny thing about that is that the game had just started when Earl goes off on the ump.

    RIP. I was a little kid when he managed, so I didn't remember him very much, but I do recall when he first retired and several Brewers had shook his hand at his final game. I thought that was pretty cool.
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