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Old 01-19-2013, 09:07 AM
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Default RIP Earl Weaver

An ESPN push notification to my iPhone is reporting that former Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver has died at the age of 82.

EDIT: Here is an article from The Baltimore Sun.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:11 AM
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:22 AM
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There will be no bunting at Weaver's funeral.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:23 AM
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:44 AM
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One of a kind. He will be missed.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:12 AM
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RIP Earl.

He had a great reason as to why baseball is the best game in the world...

"You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the damn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all."

True words of wisdom from one of baseball's most colorful personalities. He will be missed.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:14 AM
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Rest In Peace, Earl Weaver.

As a Sox fan in the 70s and 80s I can say without reservation that I hated that sonofabitch.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:15 AM
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There will be no bunting at Weaver's funeral.
Or hit and runs, or stealing bases.

Profanity laced entertainment!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpS-X...yer_detailpage
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:29 AM
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Or hit and runs, or stealing bases.

Profanity laced entertainment!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpS-X...yer_detailpage
Amen. RIP Earl.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:43 PM
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:15 PM
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Earl... You put the balls in Bal-ti-more. RIP Skipper. Too bad they didnt have WWF Rant Offs back in the day.. Would have loved to see you and Billy Martin go toe to toe..

I'm sure they got a bar stool waitin for ya to give Cobb the who's whats..


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Old 01-19-2013, 01:45 PM
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Or hit and runs, or stealing bases.

Profanity laced entertainment!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpS-X...yer_detailpage


Sometimes I wish I was around for the older baseball moments and stories such as this one.

RIP Earl.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:27 PM
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Earl waited on the 3 run homer way too much for my taste, but what a great manager.

Plus he poured his vast knowledge into Earl Weaver Baseball, the first serious computer baseball game, which still has the best lineup generation ever. I played in sim leagues with the Amiga version

RIP, Earl.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:35 PM
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I'm going to say it. Yes, I'm a Sox fan and always will be but Earl Weaver is my all time favorite manager. JB is right about the sabermetrics comment. He loved the three run homer and didn't care much for the bunt. His teams rarely beat themselves, and IMO Earl was one of those rare managers that could get his team a few extra wins a year himself on his baseball smarts. Plus he was entertaining. Yes MtG he is another big reason why baseball is the greatest game in the world. RIP Earl Weaver.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:58 PM
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The other thing is that "wait for the three run homer" was the last part of the philosophy, only coming AFTER pitching and defense.
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