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Earl Weaver 1930-2013

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Posted: 1/19/2013 10:16 AM

Earl Weaver 1930-2013 


Passed away today on a Orioles fantasy cruise ship.  One of a kind, to say the least.  The kinda guy that only seemed to exist in baseball.  Other sports don't have Earl Weavers, do they?

RIP..


Earl  Weaver, the feisty Hall-of-Fame Baltimore Orioles manager and persistent  Yankee nemesis died early Saturday morning of an apparent heart attack while on  an Orioles' fantasy cruise in the Caribbean. Weaver collapsed in his compartment  on the ship at about 2 a.m. and was unable to be revived by the ship's doctors.  His wife, Maryanne, was at his side. He was 82

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/earl-we aver-dead-82-article-1.1243096#ixzz2IR1MdMtK

Last edited 1/19/2013 10:16 AM by oct271986

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Posted: 1/19/2013 10:21 AM

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Posted: 1/19/2013 10:23 AM

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RIP.  A true legend, larger than life.

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Posted: 1/19/2013 10:23 AM

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RIP
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Posted: 1/19/2013 10:30 AM

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Weaver was the manager of the 69 O's.
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Posted: 1/19/2013 10:31 AM

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Weaver's 97 ejections rank third on the all-time list behind Bobby Cox and John  McGraw and to the best of anyone's knowledge he never apologized for any of  them. 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."

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/earl-we aver-dead-82-article-1.1243096#ixzz2IR5IteTb
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Posted: 1/19/2013 11:06 AM

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I consider Earl Weaver the games best ever manager.  He was ahead of his time.  He understood the gain from platooning when needed.  He understood not giving away outs on stupid sacrifice bunts and he understood the substituability between offense and defense on the field.
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Posted: 1/19/2013 11:07 AM

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oct271986 wrote:


Earl  Weaver, the feisty Hall-of-Fame Baltimore Orioles manager and persistent  Yankee nemesis died early Saturday morning of an apparent heart attack while on  an Orioles' fantasy cruise in the Caribbean. Weaver collapsed in his compartment  on the ship at about 2 a.m. and was unable to be revived by the ship's doctors.  His wife, Maryanne, was at his side. He was 82

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/earl-we aver-dead-82-article-1.1243096#ixzz2IR1MdMtK

You know he was a good guy when "persistent Yankee nemesis" makes it into the first sentence.


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Posted: 1/19/2013 11:07 AM

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oct271986 wrote: 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."
That is such an awesome baseball quote. tipofthehat.gif  RIP Mr. Weaver.
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Posted: 1/19/2013 11:42 AM

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RIP Earl. Ahead of his time in some ways.
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Posted: 1/19/2013 12:15 PM

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vinluvr wrote:
oct271986 wrote: 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."
That is such an awesome baseball quote. tipofthehat.gif  RIP Mr. Weaver.
RIP ... Earl Weaver was such an icon in my childhood ... here's a sampling of Earl having some fun on "Manager's Corner" (warning: strong language is used): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWQbN0jFo_k

RIP WIC 2005-2008

Last edited 1/19/2013 12:15 PM by HadronsAtHome

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Posted: 1/19/2013 12:20 PM

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Man, a true legend...and a death at sea? Suitably epic for a larger than life figure. 

May you eternally kick dirt onto the shoes of the angels. Give 'em hell, Earl.

John Adams: At a stage in life when other men prosper, I'm reduced to living in Philadelphia!
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Posted: 1/19/2013 6:14 PM

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Umpires everywhere will remember him fondly.
RIP , Earl

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"You spend a good part of your life gripping the baseball, and in the end it turns out it was the other way around all the time." Jim Bouton

Last edited 1/20/2013 10:17 AM by NewMFS62

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