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01-19-2013, 09:39 AM
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R.I.P. Earl Weaver

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R.I.P. Earl Weaver

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/88...rioles-dies-82

Earl Weaver, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who won 1,480 games with the Baltimore Orioles, has died, the team says. He was 82.

Weaver was traveling on an Orioles fantasy cruise in the Caribbean when he collapsed in his room with wife, Maryanne, at his side on the cruise's ship at about 2 a.m. Saturday, the New York Daily News reported.

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His manager shows were profanity laden and hilarious

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One of the best managers ever

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Died on a cruise ship.


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Earl was a legend. RIP Skip.

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rest in ****ing peace, earl.

even if you inserted him into the game today, he'd be ahead of his time.

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I was once saw a jersey of his, it had an inside pocket sewn into it for his cigarettes. True story.

RIP, great baseball man.

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I was once saw a jersey of his, it had an inside pocket sewn into it for his cigarettes. True story.

RIP, great baseball man.
I can totally see that Rip Earl

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His manager shows were profanity laden and hilarious

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Weaver: You're here for one G-D specific reason...
Haller: What's that, Earl?
Weaver: TO ******** US!



This might be one of the earliest versions of "mic'ed up" in baseball. For those not familiar with Earl, this clip is probably considered NSFW....and by probably, I mean it definitely is.

I'm not sure what impressed me more: that he was ejected only three batters into the game or that he was ejected five seconds after talking to the ump.

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RIP.
I'm very glad Ken Singleton has been a Yankee color commentator forever because he has told approximately 10,000 awesome Early Weaver anecdotes in the time.

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Earl was ahead of his time. Genius.

He was ejected once in both games in a doubleheader.

He was ejected a few times even before the first pitch was thrown. I also loved to see his turnout for the Legends Series this year for Baltimore. True Earl, he kicked dirt on the plate as he walked by. At least he got to see the O's be relevant again one more time.

While funny, those tirades aren't why he was a good manager. It's almost sad that in this youtube age, that's some of what people will remember.

He's also a stat pioneer. He would pull his best hitters if they didn't have a good stat line against players, and move others up into the lineup based on their matchup stats. His yellow notepads are the forerunners to modern sabremetrics. Heck, he's one of the first to use Radar guns. He even caused rules to be made about the DH and his listing a pitcher there, to change it mid game. He's probably one of the more famous users of the platoon, and maximizing stats. He also was completely anti- hit and run, anti- sacrifice, and anti- running game when it came down to it. Pretty much in line with much of the modern game.

Pitching, Defense and the 3 Run Home Run.

He was tough on most players, and certainly, not the most warm and fuzzy guy, but he could manage the heck out of a ball club.

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Earl was ahead of his time. Genius.

He was ejected once in both games in a doubleheader.

He was ejected a few times even before the first pitch was thrown. I also loved to see his turnout for the Legends Series this year for Baltimore. True Earl, he kicked dirt on the plate as he walked by. At least he got to see the O's be relevant again one more time.

While funny, those tirades aren't why he was a good manager. It's almost sad that in this youtube age, that's some of what people will remember.

He's also a stat pioneer. He would pull his best hitters if they didn't have a good stat line against players, and move others up into the lineup based on their matchup stats. His yellow notepads are the forerunners to modern sabremetrics. Heck, he's one of the first to use Radar guns. He even caused rules to be made about the DH and his listing a pitcher there, to change it mid game. He's probably one of the more famous users of the platoon, and maximizing stats. He also was completely anti- hit and run, anti- sacrifice, and anti- running game when it came down to it. Pretty much in line with much of the modern game.

Pitching, Defense and the 3 Run Home Run.

He was tough on most players, and certainly, not the most warm and fuzzy guy, but he could manage the heck out of a ball club.

Ron Luciano, the famous umpire, was responsible for many of those ejections including one game before the first pitch was thrown.

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Great manager and while this is probably fake it still cracks me up everytime.

Strong language, likely NSFW.


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Uh, it's fake as in they knew it was for a laugh. Earl did that more as a gag. But yeah, it's pretty hilarious.

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Weaver: You're here for one G-D specific reason...
Haller: What's that, Earl?
Weaver: TO ******** US!



This might be one of the earliest versions of "mic'ed up" in baseball. For those not familiar with Earl, this clip is probably considered NSFW....and by probably, I mean it definitely is.

I'm not sure what impressed me more: that he was ejected only three batters into the game or that he was ejected five seconds after talking to the ump.
I find it funny that umpire scoffs at Earl going to the hall of fame.

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