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#41 bmoreb

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:25 PM

Best piece I have found today.

Posnanski of course.

http://joeposnanski.... ... imore.html



This is freaking great!

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

This is freaking great!


In my opinion he is the best out there right now.

Well I hear Linda Ronstadt is looking for a guitar player.


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

ESPN: Earl Weaver: Irascible and brilliant

http://espn.go.com/m...ways-ahead-game

Really enjoyed this Kurkjian piece, particularly the anecdote about what the DL was to him.


My favorite part of the article was this:

The umpires hated Earl, and, for the most part, he hated them. On Earl Weaver Day at Memorial Stadium after Weaver retired (for the first time) after the 1982 season, he rode on the back of a convertible around the stadium, waving to the crowd. One umpire said that day, "If there is a god, that little SOB will fall off the back of that convertible and get run over." Weaver was ejected just short of 100 times in his career, and virtually every one of them was volcanic and entertaining. He told me he would turn his cap around backward to argue "so I wouldn't accidentally hit the umpire with the bill of my cap. No contact. With contact, I could get suspended."


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:16 PM

ESPN Classic Remembers Earl Weaver

"In celebration of the life and career of Baseball Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver, ESPN Classic will carry a special lineup of memorable moments featuring the beloved Orioles skipper beginning on Sunday, Jan. 20, at midnight ET. The tribute programming includes Game 1 of the 1970 World Series and the Woodie’s World special, “The Earl of Weaver.”

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:59 PM

Best piece I have found today.

Posnanski of course.

http://joeposnanski.... ... imore.html

Posnanski is good. I need to start reading more of him.

It's a shame managers don't think like Earl did. It's common sense.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:03 PM

I don't know if any 2 towns have so much admiration for their baseball stars than Baltimore and St Louis...and how interesting is it that each town each lost a legend that the fans held in perhaps the highest esteem of them all.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:15 PM

Warning: language

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Best part of this video? It's the top of the 1st inning.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:17 PM

Best piece I have found today.

Posnanski of course.

http://joeposnanski.... ... imore.html


Just a terrific write up. It really captures the genius of Earl. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:19 PM

In my opinion he is the best out there right now.


As long as he isn't talking about Paterno, I agree.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:21 PM

I don't know if any 2 towns have so much admiration for their baseball stars than Baltimore and St Louis...and how interesting is it that each town each lost a legend that the fans held in perhaps the highest esteem of them all.


As much as we hate them, Yanks and Sox fans cherish their greats tremendously as well.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:38 PM

As much as we hate them, Yanks and Sox fans cherish their greats tremendously as well.

True...but they will boo them just as quickly as well.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:45 PM

True...but they will boo them just as quickly as well.


I thought you were more referring to how they are cherished post career.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:47 PM

I thought you were more referring to how they are cherished post career.

Kind of meant both....but moreso post career.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:58 PM

Just submitted my piece on Earl to TTFB. So much good stuff written today about him, I was a bit intimidated to try. It's little more than a blog spot, but I never pictured myself writing that piece. I'm glad young O's fans have YouTube, cause you'll never see another manager put on an Earl Weaver show.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:09 PM

http://www.baltimore... ... 234.column
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:14 AM

Posnanski is good. I need to start reading more of him.

It's a shame managers don't think like Earl did. It's common sense.


You mean like how he loved platoons and would have been very happy to consistently play Betemit against righties. I agree, common sense. ;)

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:32 AM

You mean like how he loved platoons and would have been very happy to consistently play Betemit against righties. I agree, common sense. ;)

Yep...and like I said, managers today don't think that way
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:08 AM

My take on Earl, nothing original but wanted to put a piece out there

http://throughthefen... ... ore/28313/

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:33 AM

Found this photo someone took at Fanfest:

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:52 AM

Steve Johnson via the Twitter:

4 touchdowns tonight for our only scores and the win... Coincidence? I think not. #Earl


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