RIP Earl Weaver

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Sparky10191 PM Sparky10191
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Posted: 1/19/2013 6:17:47 PM
Passed away at the age of 82

MIKECOUU78 PM MIKECOUU78
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Posted: 1/19/2013 6:45:44 PM
RIP 
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lennon65 PM lennon65
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Posted: 1/19/2013 9:28:46 PM
TheGoldenGoose PM TheGoldenGoose
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Posted: 1/19/2013 10:04:09 PM

My favorite MLB manager of all time. He signed an autograph for me at Fenway Park when I was a little kid. He asked me who my favorite Oriole player was and I told him, "Mark Belanger, your Shortstop". Five minutes later, Belanger came over and gave me a signed baseball.

Thanks for the memories and RIP Earl.
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Posted: 1/19/2013 10:19:57 PM

As an A's fan, I never liked the guy. But I do respect how he NEVER CUSSED. He would call an umpire a "rocksucker"

It's like he was Covers before there was Covers.....

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Posted: 1/19/2013 11:27:43 PM
"pitching, defense, and the three-run homer"



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Posted: 1/20/2013 2:50:40 AM
Sad. He will be missed.
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Posted: 1/20/2013 3:50:29 PM
^ 1970's AL umpires disagree.
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Posted: 1/20/2013 10:18:54 PM
Really liked the guy as I remember him a sa teen growing up. So many people have passed on such a sad thing.
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Posted: 1/21/2013 7:18:34 AM
"Momentum in baseball is as good as the guy you have taking the ball to the hill tomorrow"
RIP
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Posted: 1/21/2013 11:44:55 AM
One of top 3 managers baseball has ever seen. He revolutionized baseball and the way it is managed. He invented sabermetrics and moneyball before anyone had any idea what those things were. He was a genius and well ahead of his time.

http://joeposnanski.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-earl-of-baltimore.html

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8859609/legendary-orioles-manager-earl-weaver-was-always-ahead-game
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TheGoldenGoose PM TheGoldenGoose
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Posted: 1/22/2013 11:21:46 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by jpero:

One of top 3 managers baseball has ever seen. He revolutionized baseball and the way it is managed. He invented sabermetrics and moneyball before anyone had any idea what those things were. He was a genius and well ahead of his time.

http://joeposnanski.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-earl-of-baltimore.html

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8859609/legendary-orioles-manager-earl-weaver-was-always-ahead-game





Both are great reads. 

I enjoyed them very much.

Thanks for sharing. 
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