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Old 01-19-2013, 07:12 AM  
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RIP Earl Weaver

On the day that the Orioles are holding their annual FanFest, news has spread through the Baltimore Convention Center that Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver passed away last night. He was 82.

Weaver died while on a cruise ship, according to people close to the Orioles organization.

Weaver managed the Orioles from 1968-82, and again from 1985-86. He won four American League pennants and one World Series, and compiled a 1,480-1,060 record.

The Orioles honored Weaver with a statue unveiling on June 30 in the former picnic area beyond the bullpens at Camden Yards. He was invited each spring training to address the players and coaches.

Weaver lived in Pembroke Pines, Fla. with his wife, Marianna.

I'll pass along more information as it becomes available here at the Convention Center. A banner with Weaver's No. 4 is hanging above the main stage, and his jersey is displayed on the left side.

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One of the best will be missed.

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Old 01-19-2013, 03:37 PM   #31
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I always remember his argument style and his managing the Orioles against my Pirates twice in the World Series against Danny Murtaugh.

Great old school manager
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:39 PM   #32
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My buddy's Facebook post regarding his grandfather:

Having Earl Weaver as a grandfather was the most amazing thing ever. He made the impossible seem possible. He made any dream seem obtainable. Here is a man who spent 21 years traveling the country in the minor leagues, only to go on to become a baseball Hall of Famer, and undisputedly one of the greatest mangers to ever play the game. When I was in the first few years of grade school he was still managing the Orioles. I distinctly remember getting his 1986 Topps baseball card on the very top of a pack I opened in the parking lot of Venture. It was a huge source of pride and confidence in my younger years, and continues to be today.
But more than that, he was the most charismatic man I've ever met. There was nothing like being in a room with him. He was, for a lack of better vocabulary, the coolest. I'm happy I got to see him as often as I did growing up. His frequent visits to Saint Louis were always something to look forward to. He had a family that adored him, and a wonderful wife, my Grandma Marianna, that has always been right by his side.

As I grew into a teenager, he thought I was weird, and he let me know it! I remember after playing and singing "American Pie" on my guitar at a family get together, he told me to cut my hair and learn something other than that "damn Apple Pie song". The first time I brought Tammy out to meet him, we were about 17. After a couple drinks he looks at me and says "You think you're James Dean, but you're not.". Then he pauses and looks at Tammy. He looks back at me and says "or, maybe you are.". Everything out of his mouth was snarky and funny, although I don't think he was trying to be either of those things. He just told it like it was, and you had no choice but to smile at his outlook on things.

When I grew up, he loved the 7 Shot Screamers and Clownvis. He always kept up with how I was doing, where I was going, and how much money I was getting paid for these gigs. He wasn't too happy with Clownvis on America's Got Talent, one of his favorite shows. But when I talked to him about it, I explained that when I was up there arguing with those judges, I was evoking HIM! I could tell he got it, although I also realized old people don't necessarily understand a punk rock attitude. He ended that conversation by saying, "Well if your happy with it, I trust ya.".
My family and I will all miss him so much. He was truly amazing. It is nice to see all the great things being said about him in the media today. I am him biggest fan, and feel truly blessed to call him Grandpa Earl.
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:44 PM   #33
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My buddy's Facebook post regarding his grandfather:

Having Earl Weaver as a grandfather was the most amazing thing ever. He made the impossible seem possible. He made any dream seem obtainable. Here is a man who spent 21 years traveling the country in the minor leagues, only to go on to become a baseball Hall of Famer, and undisputedly one of the greatest mangers to ever play the game. When I was in the first few years of grade school he was still managing the Orioles. I distinctly remember getting his 1986 Topps baseball card on the very top of a pack I opened in the parking lot of Venture. It was a huge source of pride and confidence in my younger years, and continues to be today.
But more than that, he was the most charismatic man I've ever met. There was nothing like being in a room with him. He was, for a lack of better vocabulary, the coolest. I'm happy I got to see him as often as I did growing up. His frequent visits to Saint Louis were always something to look forward to. He had a family that adored him, and a wonderful wife, my Grandma Marianna, that has always been right by his side.

As I grew into a teenager, he thought I was weird, and he let me know it! I remember after playing and singing "American Pie" on my guitar at a family get together, he told me to cut my hair and learn something other than that "damn Apple Pie song". The first time I brought Tammy out to meet him, we were about 17. After a couple drinks he looks at me and says "You think you're James Dean, but you're not.". Then he pauses and looks at Tammy. He looks back at me and says "or, maybe you are.". Everything out of his mouth was snarky and funny, although I don't think he was trying to be either of those things. He just told it like it was, and you had no choice but to smile at his outlook on things.

When I grew up, he loved the 7 Shot Screamers and Clownvis. He always kept up with how I was doing, where I was going, and how much money I was getting paid for these gigs. He wasn't too happy with Clownvis on America's Got Talent, one of his favorite shows. But when I talked to him about it, I explained that when I was up there arguing with those judges, I was evoking HIM! I could tell he got it, although I also realized old people don't necessarily understand a punk rock attitude. He ended that conversation by saying, "Well if your happy with it, I trust ya.".
My family and I will all miss him so much. He was truly amazing. It is nice to see all the great things being said about him in the media today. I am him biggest fan, and feel truly blessed to call him Grandpa Earl.
Wow. That's a great story. I can just hear Weaver saying those things.

Can I steal that and post it on an Orioles board? I think they'd appreciate it.
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:00 PM   #34
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I give it four days before he's ejected from heaven.

I'm only 24 so I can't say I witnessed any of his accomplishments firsthand, but one of my favorite books growing up was The Umpire Strikes Back by Ron Luciano, and it's sad to see Earl go.
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:33 PM   #35
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Wow. That's a great story. I can just hear Weaver saying those things.

Can I steal that and post it on an Orioles board? I think they'd appreciate it.
I'm sure he'd be fine with that.
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I'm sure he'd be fine with that.
Thank you. And him too. Also, my condolences to him for the loss of his grandfather.
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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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