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#1 YYZ66



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:12 PM


Earl Weaver has died during a cruise. I haven't followed the Orioles in years, but I was a huge fan while Earl was manager.
Very sad news. :(

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

what a shame, at least he got to see his statue and a winning season of orioles baseball

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:11 PM

The Earl of Baltimore. The Skipper of the round tripper. RIP, Thanks for bringing us Oriole Magic all those years.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:36 AM

guys remember when Ray said we fans would have to go through it like the team did to achieve victory , Earl Rest in Peace , Ray and Joe Got this season and Adam and Matt have next season

" We weren't supposed to have a winning season, but we do. We


weren't supposed to advance to the playoffs, but we did. We're not


supposed to be here, but we are." Grant Taylor " Facing the


Giants"   (reminds me of us last year and maybe this year as well)


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:42 AM

An excellent article on Earl Weaver. For those who never got the chance to witness his brilliance, this article will shed light on his legendary and iconic status and what was the "Oriole Way." He was a "one and only" and he was ours. The Earl of Baltimore will be very much missed but never forgotten.

Earl Weaver: Irascible and brilliant

Legendary Orioles manager was the smartest baseball man I've ever met

By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine
Updated: January 19, 2013, 6:38 PM ET

Earl: always ahead of the game, never missed a trick, brilliant, irascible, indomitable, hilarious. He was Mickey Rooney in a baseball uniform. That day in the stands in Sarasota, it was like it was 1979, the first time that I ever met him, only this time, I was sitting next to him as he dissected the game. In 33 years of covering baseball, no one has taught me more about the game than Earl. My most cherished days as a writer were the days before a game, sitting on the Orioles bench, listening to, and watching, Earl.


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:06 PM

Earl Weaver and (as an aside) now Stan Musial too! :( Sad week for baseball fans!


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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

I loved that man. I will never forget his famous line, "You're only here for one specific damn reason!"

I am so glad that major league baseball put that man in the Hall of Fame!

Tough losses this season. First Art in September and now Earl in January.

RIP Earl!