Saturday, January 19, 2013

RIP Earl Weaver

There was a long period where there was always a special piece of excitement I could anticipate when the New York Yankees were taking on the Baltimore Orioles. Earl Weaver, the manager of the Orioles from 1968 through the early 1980's was always fun to watch - you just never knew how animated he would be.

Weaver was ejected more than 90 times in his career, a record that still stands and when he was booted, it wasn't like he would just cower and retreat to the locker room, it only animated him more.

Earl Weaver was more than just a baseball manager and a loyal team man, he was sheer entertainment for everyone who happened to watch a game that the Orioles were playing during those years.

Rest in peace!

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