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Beat my post. I referenced the Baltimore Sun. This is another classic Earl moment -
Earl and the Umpire . I traveled down to Baltimore to see Earl's last game both times.
TOM MARR (Orioles broadcaster): Bill Whitehouse from Frederick, Maryland wants to know why you and the Orioles don't go out and get more "team speed."
EARL WEAVER: "Team speed," for chrissakes! You get ####### goddamn little FLEAS on the ####### bases gettin' picked off, trying to steal getting thrown out, taking runs away from you. You get them big cocksuckers that can hit the ####### ball outta the ballpark and you can't make any ####### mistakes.
TOM MARR: Uh, well, certainly this show's gonna go down in history, Earl.
I can't wait to hear what Jim Palmer says.
Esoteric: That line should have been engraved on Weaver's Hall of Fame plaque. Hell, it should be engraved on his tombstone. It encapsulates the man perfectly.
Rather surprised after his abortive comeback that he never got another big-league job.
Who deserves the credit for the "Oriole" way and the system that produced all the great gloves?
Wasn't Earl the one manager who figured out Steve Dalkowski?
Pie chart of Earl's ejections.
Shredding the rule book?! I would have paid to see that one. RIP.
18 years and only one losing season and yet still the guys who bunt and waste outs playing for one run get called geniuses by half-wit experts.
When asked one time by Orioles outfielder Pat Kelly if he wanted to participate in team chapel and “walk with the lord,” Weaver famously replied: (“No thanks. I’d rather walk with the (bleeping) bases loaded.”
RIP ya feisty curmudgeon. No idea whether he's heading to heaven or hell, but one of those places is about to experience more colorful language.
Weaver made my most favorite quote about baseball:
Did anyone ever figure out why or how Earl was able to get so many innings out of a few pitchers?
Earl and Stan are the John Adams and Thomas Jefferson of baseball.
"This ain't football. We do this every day."
When young O's starters came up, like Flanagan or Scott MacGregor, they usually did not go to the rotation. They went to the pen and pitched as long guys.
he looked ancient and I knew that he'd been the manager of the Orioles for their 69-71 run before I was born, I always assumed that he was about 10 years older than he actually was
Don Stanhouse did that to him.
One of Weaver's best relivers (at least for a short time) was Dick Hall, a six-foot, six-inch right-hander with a neck so long they called him "Turkey Neck." Hall had impeccable control and a rubber arm, and put up two nice seasons for Weaver in 1969 and '70.
Has there ever been a more appropriate baseball nickname
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