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Friday, August 15, 2008

Earl Weaver turns 78. (NSFW)

Be careful with the volume on this clip.

The Original Gary Posted: August 15, 2008 at 04:06 AM | 38 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. North Side Chicago Expatriate Giants Fan Posted: August 15, 2008 at 04:11 AM (#2904101)
That never, ever gets old.
   2. DKDC Posted: August 15, 2008 at 04:15 AM (#2904104)
Happy birthday, Earl.
   3. Bowling Baseball Fan Posted: August 15, 2008 at 04:16 AM (#2904105)
I can only imagine what he's like as a crotchety old man, now.
   4. frannyzoo Posted: August 15, 2008 at 04:19 AM (#2904109)
Screw Michael Phelps. Create a cable channel with the Weaver clip and the Lee Elia rant on continuous loop and I'd watch/listen 24 hours a day. Perhaps the channel could spice things up by having famous celebrities do their own interpretations of both (say Bill Murray does Lee Elia), or have educational hours devoted to the clips being translated into foreign languages (the Weaver clip in Hmong or Vietnamese would be of extreme educational/entertainment value).
   5. Scott Lange Posted: August 15, 2008 at 04:33 AM (#2904120)
I can't believe I never heard this before. I think it might possibly beat out Elia on Cubs fans and Lasorda on Kingman's performance, and I would've never imagined anything could.
   6. Halofan Posted: August 15, 2008 at 04:40 AM (#2904122)
They should play this before the games instead of the National Anthem.
   7. Dock Ellis Posted: August 15, 2008 at 04:51 AM (#2904124)
Perhaps the channel could spice things up by having famous celebrities do their own interpretations of both

An Aristocrats take on this would be teh awesome.
   8. Slapinions Posted: August 15, 2008 at 05:30 AM (#2904136)
LOL oh my!

Edit: on the second listen I think I pissed my pants. Great clip!
   9. X-Roid User Posted: August 15, 2008 at 10:15 AM (#2904180)
What separates the Elia and Lasorda rants from this one is the fact that they weren't scripted...
   10. Spahn Insane Posted: August 15, 2008 at 11:31 AM (#2904186)
Heh. Is this a real conversation with Weaver? (Whether it is or not, I don't really care; it's feckin' hilarious.)
   11. It's regretful that PASTE was able to get out Posted: August 15, 2008 at 11:33 AM (#2904187)
Yeah, it's real. It was never actually broadcast, but it was recorded... some kind of private joke.
   12. Greg Schuler Posted: August 15, 2008 at 12:52 PM (#2904221)
When I lived in Norfolk, VA, I tried to find Alice Sweet. I must have just kept missing her. Here's hoping the tomato plants did well.
   13. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 15, 2008 at 01:01 PM (#2904224)
IIRC, this was taped during a pre-game storm with a forecast of about a 100% chance of the game being rained out, in which case the show wouldn't air. Weaver was just having a little fun, but the Internet Tubes™ have given the tape a wider audience than the original radio broadcast would have had.
   14. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 15, 2008 at 01:02 PM (#2904225)
Create a cable channel with the Weaver clip and the Lee Elia rant on continuous loop and I'd watch/listen 24 hours a day.

I'd add the Dumber-than-10-dogs-what-did-I-think-of-Kingman's performance
   15. Rally Posted: August 15, 2008 at 01:19 PM (#2904231)
I'm a little surprised he's only 78. That means he was only 52 when he retired after the 1982 season. And 55 when he came out of retirement and seemed to have lost it.

By comparison, Tony LaRussa is 63 - and managing his 30th season.
   16. DKDC Posted: August 15, 2008 at 01:33 PM (#2904241)
This Earl axiom might have something to do with his premature aging:

"Every time I fail to smoke a cigarette between innings, the opposition will score."

Or this one:

"See those gray hairs? Every one of them has number 22 on it."
   17. It's regretful that PASTE was able to get out Posted: August 15, 2008 at 01:37 PM (#2904247)
This shorter version doesn't include the "Don Stanhouse was an ###hole" rant, which is also classic.
   18. Posada Posse Posted: August 15, 2008 at 03:26 PM (#2904383)
I also like this YouTube link of Earl arguing with an umpire. Strong language alert also.
   19. tribefan Posted: August 15, 2008 at 03:55 PM (#2904422)
"You're here and this crew is here just to #### us!"

Simply outstanding.
   20. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: August 15, 2008 at 04:22 PM (#2904446)
When I lived in Norfolk, VA, I tried to find Alice Sweet. I must have just kept missing her. Here's hoping the tomato plants did well.

Don't bother going to her home. Alice is out in the bars, trying to get a prick stuck in her once in a while.
   21. Golfing Great Mitch Cumstein Posted: August 15, 2008 at 04:34 PM (#2904455)
Create a cable channel with the Weaver clip and the Lee Elia rant on continuous loop and I'd watch/listen 24 hours a day.

An occasional airing of the "F-ing ponderous" rant would be nice.
   22. Jeff K. Posted: August 15, 2008 at 05:25 PM (#2904489)
It's not baseball, but "I'm ####### Tired of Losing to Purdue" would have to be on there.
   23. Starring RMc as Bradley Scotchman Posted: August 15, 2008 at 05:50 PM (#2904512)
When I lived in Norfolk, VA, I tried to find Alice Sweet.

I named one of my characters Alice Sweet in one of my many unfinished novels. It's a good name.
   24. BaseballObscura Posted: August 15, 2008 at 07:12 PM (#2904607)
I'm not sure if this 24 Hour Weaver/Elia rant channel is going to be strictly sports. But I nominate the inclusion of the Casey Kasem rant. It fits in both tone and content.
   25. Golfing Great Mitch Cumstein Posted: August 15, 2008 at 07:36 PM (#2904637)
   26. Golfing Great Mitch Cumstein Posted: August 15, 2008 at 07:42 PM (#2904648)
   27. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: August 15, 2008 at 08:24 PM (#2904698)
"I'm a man. I'm 40!"


I love that one. I hadn't seen the McRae one; it's pretty bodacious too.
   28. Dingbat_Charlie Posted: August 15, 2008 at 08:47 PM (#2904740)
that did it. I had to bookmark this thread.

and happy belated, earl.
   29. Justin T's pasta pass was not revoked Posted: August 15, 2008 at 10:07 PM (#2904806)
   30. Golfing Great Mitch Cumstein Posted: August 15, 2008 at 11:37 PM (#2904878)
   31. Golfing Great Mitch Cumstein Posted: August 15, 2008 at 11:41 PM (#2904882)
You fell, you fat pig!

I remember that as "Have another donut."
   32. Golfing Great Mitch Cumstein Posted: August 15, 2008 at 11:48 PM (#2904890)
"You can take it upstairs to the fat man."

I had never heard this one before but it has the highest laughs to seconds ratio. Some great lines from Goose Gossage.
   33. Golfing Great Mitch Cumstein Posted: August 15, 2008 at 11:59 PM (#2904904)
   34. Golfing Great Mitch Cumstein Posted: October 27, 2008 at 05:11 PM (#2996651)
   35. Golfing Great Mitch Cumstein Posted: February 23, 2009 at 11:36 PM (#3084172)
Jim Calhoun wants to be included.

"Dumbest ******* question I ever heard."

"Get some facts and come back to see me."

Who says the Boston Irish are pugnacious?
   36. CraigK Posted: February 24, 2009 at 12:31 AM (#3084216)
   37. CraigK Posted: February 24, 2009 at 12:33 AM (#3084218)

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