Sad news that Earl Weaver, the longtime Baltimore Orioles manager, passed away last night. Earl was once of the best managers in baseball and one of the most volatile.
One of my most favorite Earl Weaver moments was when the Orioles were wronged by an umpire, Earl argued and got tossed and in the course of the argument, Earl went back into the dugout, grabbed the rule book, and walked behind the umpire he was having the argument with tearing the rule book into pieces.
One of Earl’s arguments with Bill Haller has been saved on YouTube (CAUTION: Graphic language). Here’s one of Earl’s last interviews with WNST on the 2012 Orioles.
In any case, it’s comforting to know that Earl is finally safe at home.