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Earl Weaver dead

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Former Orioles manager

 

Earl Weaver, the feisty Hall-of-Fame Baltimore Orioles manager and persistent Yankee nemesis died late Friday night of an apparent heart attack while on an Orioles’ fantasy cruise in the Caribbean. He was 82.

 

Loud, profane, egotistical, belligerent, confrontational, Weaver never denied being any of those things, but they were merely part of the makeup of what best described the Hall-of-Fame Baltimore Orioles manager: Winner.

 

RIP. :(

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that's really sad news.

 

Peace to his family

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He was the icon Orioles manager. None of the others in the team's history even come close.

 

Never a dull moment when Earl was in charge.

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I took my 9 year old son to the statue game this summer. He became obsessed with EW and the O's glory days. I caught his watching one of the profanity laced YouTube videos the which only served to cement EW's hero status with him. My son is going to be heart broken.

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I didn't live in the area when he was managing...but I did come down for Reggies first game as an Oriole in Baltimore. The old stadium lights went out it the middle of a rally...took quite a while for them to power back up. He seemed like a very smart manager. :D

 

RIP Mr Weaver

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I took my 9 year old son to the statue game this summer. He became obsessed with EW and the O's glory days. I caught his watching one of the profanity laced YouTube videos the which only served to cement EW's hero status with him. My son is going to be heart broken.

 

He not only made his statue game, but all 6 of them, the only one to do so. He just loved coming to Baltimore for anything. RIP The Earl of Baltimore.

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When we moved to the Baltimore area in '69 I immediately became a fan of the local sports teams (easy to do back then). Got to see many games with Earl at the helm. Not only was he skilled as a skipper but at times he was very entertaining on the field. So glad to have his signature on a baseball.

 

RIP Earl Weaver & thanks for the memories.

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I'm glad he got to take part in the summer's activities and got to see the Orioles as a winner.

 

RIP Earl.

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With Earl Weaver, Cal senior and Chuck Thompson gone, the world does not seem the same.

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To have spent the first four seasons of my baseball fandom rooting for teams managed by him (5, if you count the comeback). He will be sorely missed. RIP Earl, and I hope you are still cursing at Umpires somewhere in the Great Game.:o

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R.I.P. Very sad about this news. The Orioles of the late 60's through the 70's were the model organizational blueprint of success. Earl was a very big part of that. A master of statistics years before computers. Earl Weaver took the idea of playing tendencies and percentages to a whole new level.

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Some of the better excerpts from the Daily News article in the OP:

 

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."

 

Throughout his managing career, Weaver was famous for his eschewing of the sacrifice bunt and giving up an out. "When you play for one run, that's usually all you get," he snarled, adding: "I have nothing against the bunt in its place, but most of the time that place is in the bottom of a long-forgotten closet."

 

I remember a few years back during an O's-Yankees game on YES Ken Singleton told a story where the O's were up by 1 in the 8th at home. Runners on 1B and 2B, 0 out. Singleton sac bunts and the runners both successfully advance. He gets back to the dugout thinking he's done a good thing getting 2 insurance runs into scoring position but instead Earl yells at him. Looking at Singleton's OBP, Earl was dead right.

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This Was Earl Weaver

 

 

This is how he'd want to be remembered

 

Damn near had tears in my eyes laughing so hard!

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The energy he brought to the game was amazing. 97 ejections.. well done Earl! :) May you rest in peace.. :(

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I never realized how young Earl was when he was managing. He took over the Orioles in '68 at the ripe old age of 37. He retired for the first time in '82, as a 51 year old geezer, and was only 55 when he retired for good. He started his minor league managing career at 25!

 

A fitting tribute to Earl would not only be a '4' patch on the uniforms for the whole season, but a giant '4' cut into the outfield grass, as well.

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