Thread: News RIP Earl Weaver
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:14 AM   #38
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That "Manager's Corner" clip is hilarious. I've heard it many times. I wonder sometimes if Alice Sweet ever heard Earl's answer to her question.

Couple of random things:

-They had to change the DH rule because of Weaver. He'd name a random pitcher as the DH on the lineup card every day and then pinch hit for the guy when the spot came up, with the right hitter for the situation. Which leads to:

-A lot of modern accepted baseball practice regarding matchups, pinch hitting, platooning, and OPS are things he did 40 years ago.

-His '69-'82 O's averaged 97 wins per year, and failed to finish first or second two times.

-"I gave Cuellar more chances than my ex-wife."

-He never held a grudge (unless you were an umpire), ripping a player to shreds or pulling him from a game for a mental error one day, and starting with a clean slate, and the same player, the next day.
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