Author Topic: RIP - The Earl (Weaver) of Baltimore  (Read 1317 times)

Offline CarnivorousCritter

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RIP - The Earl (Weaver) of Baltimore
« on: January 19, 2013, 02:14:46 PM »
RIP, Earl  :'(

Brilliant manager who got the best out of players, even ones whom no other teams would touch.

In one of his famous exchanges with umpires, he said  "I'm going to check the rule-book on that!"  When the umpire said, "Here, use mine." Weaver told him, "That's no good - I can't read Braille!!"




His antics were to take heat off of the players caught up in controversial plays.   He always said (paraphrasing)  that if a player gets tossed, it's more costly to the team; if the manager gets tossed, so what.  In this case, it's (then future) Hall of famer, 1st baseman Eddie Murray.

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Re: RIP - The Earl (Weaver) of Baltimore
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2013, 04:56:02 PM »
Gosh. Earl Weaver.  You know, I feel almost like I know him, from reading Ron Luciano's (ghosted) book "The Umpire Strikes Back".

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Re: RIP - The Earl (Weaver) of Baltimore
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2013, 05:19:52 PM »
Gosh. Earl Weaver.  You know, I feel almost like I know him, from reading Ron Luciano's (ghosted) book "The Umpire Strikes Back".

Me too!!  Think it was (one of) first baseball books I ever bought!   ;)    ('Twas either that or Yogi's "It Ain't Over".) 
Still have them seomwhere. 

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Re: RIP - The Earl (Weaver) of Baltimore
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 07:40:40 PM »
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