Fiery Hall of Fame Orioles manager Earl Weaver dead at age 82

  • Article by: DAVID GINSBURG , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 20, 2013 - 1:53 AM
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sane09Jan. 19, 1310:13 AM

If an umpire pronounced him deceased, Earl will argue the call until he is finally ejected for the last time.

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yessireeJan. 19, 1310:52 AM

I will never forget seeing him walk all the way out to left field to ask Mickey Hatcher if he caught or trapped a fly ball...that was after he'd been ejected. As he walked back to the dugout, with the crowd booing loudly, he removed his hat and bowed to the Twins fans. He was part of what makes baseball such a great game. RIP Earl.

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stingballJan. 19, 1312:20 PM

Yes, Earl was fiery and quite profane as well. One story that made the rounds was how he was being quite loud and profane in a bar one night after some heavy drinking. This bar was a nicer, more upscale establishment and he was disturbing other patrons. He went up to one of the patrons and asked "Where is the toilet?". The patron responded "Sir, I think it is in your mouth". Priceless response!

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marcus100254Jan. 19, 13 1:59 PM

Can't say that I am much of an O's fan but I always liked Earl and his managing style. Very colorful guy. That franchise has not been the same since he retired. RIP Mr. Weaver, another old school baseball guy has left us....

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bluedevil101Jan. 19, 13 2:33 PM

One of baseball's best.

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buskahJan. 19, 13 2:51 PM

I remember Earl Weaver, Brooks Robinson, Boog Powell and the rest of the Orioles coming to town for the ALCS in 1970. They were a great team and Earl was a great manager.

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ajnaguyJan. 19, 13 2:52 PM

One of the earliest computer baseball sims bore his name - Earl Weaver Baseball. True to its namesake, a tiny digital manager would emerge from the dugout every once in a while after a close play and kick dirt on the digital umpire's shoes. RIP Earl.

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sane09Jan. 19, 13 7:10 PM

Seven posts on Earl Weaver, All seven are positive and HAVE DRAWN ZERO dislikes so far....Does that tell us about something inside us that enjoys defying authority figures? (umpires)

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imperatorgJan. 19, 1310:19 PM

Gardenhire would do well to find, read and take to heart Weaver's book "Weaver on Strategy", especially the part where he stresses that the manager has to be the manager first and foremost, not the player's good ole' buddy.

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