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(MASN Sports)   The Earl of Baltimore passes away. I hope God will let him kick some baseball dirt, and not eject him out of Heaven   (masnsports.com) divider line 61
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2013-01-19 12:03:23 PM
I was going to submit the ESPN version of this story with the headline "Earl Weaver ejected from the game of life".
 
2013-01-19 12:03:38 PM
I submitted this with a better headline about Pat Santarone and who had bigger tomatos!
 
2013-01-19 12:07:36 PM
Rest in peace Earl.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkcElfDQafo

YOU'RE HERE FOR ONE SPECIFIC REASON!

What's that Earl?

TO fark US!!!
 
2013-01-19 12:07:56 PM

LOGINGOESHERE: I submitted this with a better headline about Pat Santarone and who had bigger tomatos!


Mine was a reference to 'Coach's Corner' too.
 
2013-01-19 12:10:03 PM

LOGINGOESHERE: Rest in peace Earl.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkcElfDQafo

YOU'RE HERE FOR ONE SPECIFIC REASON!

What's that Earl?

TO fark US!!!


You need a big ol' NSFW on that.
 
2013-01-19 12:11:21 PM
My favorite baseball coach of all times. RIP.
 
2013-01-19 12:12:39 PM
 
2013-01-19 12:14:39 PM

Ebenator: LOGINGOESHERE: Rest in peace Earl.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkcElfDQafo

YOU'RE HERE FOR ONE SPECIFIC REASON!

What's that Earl?

TO fark US!!!

You need a big ol' NSFW on that.


Guess the 'TO FARK US" underneath isn't good enough :S
 
2013-01-19 12:16:27 PM
This makes me very, very sad. He was one of the great characters in a game full of great characters, and a great manager to boot.
 
2013-01-19 12:21:53 PM
God is a football fan
 
2013-01-19 12:22:34 PM
I don't know how much truth there is to it, but it makes a great story. Tim Kirkjian this morning told it on Sportcenter.

In 1986 Earl got ejected from a game, and his father was in the clubhouse. He told TK that he wasn't happy about Earl arguing with the umps because it made him look like a fool. Earl never got ejected again.
 
2013-01-19 12:23:59 PM
Subby, you dick, God is not an umpire.
 
2013-01-19 12:28:22 PM
Give 'em hell, Earl. RIP
 
2013-01-19 12:30:39 PM
Holy shiat, he died while he was on a cruise? That's a hell of a thing, isn't it?
 
2013-01-19 12:34:11 PM
He got ejected both games of a double header.
 
2013-01-19 12:35:00 PM

Crewmannumber6: In 1986 Earl got ejected from a game, and his father was in the clubhouse. He told TK that he wasn't happy about Earl arguing with the umps because it made him look like a fool. Earl never got ejected again.


There is absolutely no way that story is true.

Ignoring the fact that 1986 was Weaver's last year (so, who cares that he never got ejected again), Earl Weaver Sr died in 1980.

I did, however, find this:

Aging Puts Weaver On Better Behavior
 
2013-01-19 12:36:24 PM

TheOther: Subby, you dick, God is not an umpire.


On the otherhand all umpires think they are God.
 
2013-01-19 12:40:47 PM

LOGINGOESHERE: I submitted this with a better headline about Pat Santarone and who had bigger tomatos!


My headline was also better than this. Subby deserves to get hit in the face with home plate.
 
2013-01-19 12:42:33 PM

vernonFL: He got ejected both games of a double header.


Is that true? Please tell me that's true.
 
2013-01-19 12:46:27 PM

Ebenator: vernonFL: He got ejected both games of a double header.

Is that true? Please tell me that's true.


I've seen numerous sources that say it happened on 3 different occasions, but records of manager ejections are spotty.
 
2013-01-19 12:47:26 PM

Ebenator: vernonFL: He got ejected both games of a double header.

Is that true? Please tell me that's true.


That is absolutely true. Hilariously, awesomely true, I'm too lazy to look it up, but I remember it well.
 
2013-01-19 12:54:45 PM

DeWayne Mann: Ebenator: vernonFL: He got ejected both games of a double header.

Is that true? Please tell me that's true.

I've seen numerous sources that say it happened on 3 different occasions, but records of manager ejections are spotty.


MFAWG: Ebenator: vernonFL: He got ejected both games of a double header.

Is that true? Please tell me that's true.

That is absolutely true. Hilariously, awesomely true, I'm too lazy to look it up, but I remember it well.


Here it is. Three times. Link  Damn, that is an amazing accomplishment.

RIP, you angry, little man.
 
2013-01-19 01:03:56 PM
On my tombstone just write, 'The sorest loser that ever lived.'

Earl Weaver quotes -- but it's missing my favorite:
"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."
 
2013-01-19 01:07:56 PM
That clip was amazing. I knew managers talked shiat to umpires, but I never knew umpires talked shiat back.
 
2013-01-19 01:11:59 PM
"You're going to be in the Hall of Fame? For what? For farking up the World Series?"

A classic.

ecx.images-amazon.com
Also a classic.

RIP Earl
 
2013-01-19 01:30:28 PM
My condolences to Alice Sweet.
 
2013-01-19 01:30:37 PM

gwowen: "You're going to be in the Hall of Fame? For what? For farking up the World Series?"


The best part? Weaver was right. He's in the HoF, Haller isn't.

/Weaver was only 82? Was he born 70? O_O
 
2013-01-19 01:43:20 PM
My submission.

Earl Weaver loses last fight with umpire. !@#$%^&*()$#@!

RIP you cranky old entertaining bastid.
 
2013-01-19 01:50:28 PM
Together again.

media.247sports.com
 
2013-01-19 02:06:57 PM
My two favorite earl Weaver ejections: (1) When he got ejected in Cleveland, went to the dugout and then returned to the field and tore up the rule book; (2) After being lectured and perhaps ejected for smoking in the dugout,he was ejected when he came out with the lineup card and had a candy cigarette in his mouth.
 
2013-01-19 02:07:44 PM
A sad day for O's fans and for baseball fans. I got to see the Earl of 33rd Street in all his glory in the 70's. One of the greats, for sure.

// Earl, don't kick dirt on God's shoes for this !
 
2013-01-19 02:10:13 PM
Great manager, crappy person. He needed to calm down a lot. Getting ejected is NOT a good thing.
 
2013-01-19 02:16:41 PM
I actually didn't know he was still alive. Huh.

I spent so many hours as a kid hand-typing stats from the backs of baseball cards into Earl Weaver baseball to create custom leagues. In that sense, he is probably (indirectly) responsible for my being a baseball stat nerd and possibly a computer geek, too.
 
2013-01-19 02:18:20 PM

Ebenator: vernonFL: He got ejected both games of a double header.

Is that true? Please tell me that's true.


*raises hand*

DH against the Yankees at (old) Yankee Stadium. Got tossed out in the middle of the 1st game. As he hands the ump the lineup before game 2, starts an argument, gets tossed before the first pitch is even tossed.
 
2013-01-19 02:36:23 PM

JayCab: I actually didn't know he was still alive. Huh.

I spent so many hours as a kid hand-typing stats from the backs of baseball cards into Earl Weaver baseball to create custom leagues. In that sense, he is probably (indirectly) responsible for my being a baseball stat nerd and possibly a computer geek, too.


Ditto. Owned EWB, EWB 1.5, and EWB 2.0.

Even made a matrix to replace the decoder wheel.

If only baseball cards had lefty and righty splits!
 
2013-01-19 02:45:31 PM

gwowen: "You're going to be in the Hall of Fame? For what? For farking up the World Series?"

A classic.

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Also a classic.

RIP Earl


Page 1. Two bloops and a blast.

The End
 
2013-01-19 03:23:25 PM
someone said it was an orioles fantasy cruise. if it was a fantasy cruise...sounds more like an umpires cruise.

i grew up in maryland/virginia and of course loved the kansas city royals. my parents to me to a game in baltimore against the royals. 78 or 79. can't remember. royals won, george brett had a good game. i met the mad hungarian. i saw earl weaver come out and go nuts and argue with the ump. good day for a 10/11 yr old me!

/now a nats fan
 
2013-01-19 03:42:18 PM

Ebenator: LOGINGOESHERE: Rest in peace Earl.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkcElfDQafo

YOU'RE HERE FOR ONE SPECIFIC REASON!

What's that Earl?

TO fark US!!!

You need a big ol' NSFW on that.


You need a warning that an Earl Weaver tirade has nsfw language?
 
2013-01-19 03:57:10 PM
What is this "doubleheader" that some of you are speaking of?
 
2013-01-19 04:18:03 PM

Gulper Eel: Together again.

[media.247sports.com image 500x383]



Thats Ken Kaiser - who is still with us - I bet you thought that was Luciano
 
2013-01-19 04:20:30 PM

Sergeant Crash: TheOther: Subby, you dick, God is not an umpire.

On the otherhand all umpires think they are God.



Well, yeah  - we are

///softball ump

/// made up a tshirt with on the front "Umpires" and on the back "Undefeated since 1846"

and its true - we never lose

RIP Earl - he actually said nice things about the umps at his HOF induction
 
2013-01-19 04:20:41 PM
Huh, I could have sworn that Earl died a long time ago & that he was in his 80s then.  As a baseball fan growing up on the west coast in the 70s I don't remember the O's coming to town all that often (was an A's & Giants fan) but I do remember going to at least one game with them - yes, he did get ejected (along with Billy Martin iirc, it was a hell of a game).

RIP Earl, thanks for the memories
 
2013-01-19 05:45:07 PM

Taxee: What is this "doubleheader" that some of you are speaking of?


I've seen at least one in the past 10 years at PNC Park. Cubs/Pirates. Both were dreadful. That's probably why it was a doubleheader. Rob Mackowiak pinch-hit a grand slam to win the first game, and homered to tie the second (Craig Wilson homered it to win it). It was the same day Mackowiak's son was born. Rob was still wearing the hospital bracelet at the game.
 
2013-01-19 06:22:08 PM
1977-1983 was a great time to be a boy living on the outskirts of Baltimore, listening to them on the radio every night, with a golden retriever at his side.

sigh.
 
2013-01-19 06:59:08 PM

hokiethug1992: 1977-1983 was a great time to be a boy living on the outskirts of Baltimore, listening to them on the radio every night, with a golden retriever at his side.

sigh.


Sort of like being in Wisconsin, listening to Uecker call a game during the Harvey's Wallbangers era of the Brewers... those were some great days and nights. Sadly, baseball will probably never see another Earl Weaver-type manager again, mainly because no GM and/or team owner wants to deal with the massive headaches that an Earl Weaver would cause them these days (Ozzie Guillen comes closest to Earl in personality, but not in managerial style, and look what it's gotten him).
 
2013-01-19 07:25:57 PM
Back when I played video games, of course I played Earl Weaver Baseball

2.bp.blogspot.com

/Two favorite Earl Weaver moments: (1) tearing up the rulebook when he didn't care for the ump's call (we don't need this shiat); (2) Hugging an umpire when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame
 
2013-01-19 07:43:20 PM

zeppo: Gulper Eel: Together again.

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Thats Ken Kaiser - who is still with us - I bet you thought that was Luciano


You bet right. Shiat.

/say hi to sparky for us reds fans, earl
 
2013-01-19 07:56:17 PM
rip earl weaver.
i followed the orioles in those years, they were great teams. what happened to that organization?
 
2013-01-19 07:58:31 PM
And now stan musial is dead too
 
2013-01-19 08:21:41 PM

The Downfall: And now stan musial is dead too


Hank Aaron is very nervous.
 
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