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BoydsOfSummer
01-17-2007, 11:36 PM
**Warning** Salty language in classic Earl Weaver style ahead.

Earl gets run in the first inning of a game. He stomps around choking on his wad while the umpire gets off a couple real solid one liners. Listen to what the ump says while he gives the thumb...classic.

http://withleather.com/post.phtml?pk=1920

MrCinatit
01-18-2007, 08:38 AM
LMAO! That was some great stuff, Boyds.
"BOOM! Yer outta here!"
His comment about Earl, the Hall and the Series was a classic. Who was that ump? He was priceless.
And this is why I have always loved Earl Weaver. His freakouts were really so much fun to watch. Seriously, the guy had to laugh his butt off about himself when he got home.
One of my favorites was in one of his classic umpires where he started yelling at the umpire, and tried to get into his face. However, he found the bill of his cap got in the way...so he turned his cap around. The ump about lost it.
I miss seeing guys like that on the field - guys who wanted to win so much, it hurt every time a call did not go their way.

George Anderson
01-18-2007, 08:49 AM
LMAO! That was some great stuff, Boyds.
"BOOM! Yer outta here!"
His comment about Earl, the Hall and the Series was a classic. Who was that ump? He was priceless.
And this is why I have always loved Earl Weaver. His freakouts were really so much fun to watch. Seriously, the guy had to laugh his butt off about himself when he got home.
One of my favorites was in one of his classic umpires where he started yelling at the umpire, and tried to get into his face. However, he found the bill of his cap got in the way...so he turned his cap around. The ump about lost it.
I miss seeing guys like that on the field - guys who wanted to win so much, it hurt every time a call did not go their way.


I am not sure who the ump is, but if you look on his uniform he has the number 1 on his sleeve. Todays umpires wear their numbers on their sleeves kinda as a ranking for seniority and also how good they are. I'm not sure if that was the case back then but if it was then that ump was likely a long time veteran with a pretty good reputation in order to achieve that lofty number.

As a veteran High School umpire myself, I really enjoyed that.

RedFanAlways1966
01-18-2007, 09:07 AM
Bill Haller, Umpire

Haller was "an umpire's umpire," according to fellow ump Dave Phillips. One of the last to wear an outside chest protector, Haller was assistant supervisor of AL umpires in 1983-85, but was fired, he believes, because of his refusal to work a game during the 1984 umpires' strike. His brother Tom was a ML catcher.

Jul 14, 1972 - In a ML firsté the plate umpire and the catcher in a game are brothers. Bill Haller is the ump and Tom Haller is the Tigers catcher during a game with the Royals. Kansas City wins 1-0.

During the 1972 season the Haller brothers were both in the AL and Earl Weaver complained to league president Joe Cronin that Bill may "lean one way or another". Cronin (whose wife's family owned the Minnesota Twins) did shift Bill from working at least one series.

www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Bill_Haller

jojo
01-18-2007, 09:14 AM
That absolutely made my day.... thanks!

redsmetz
01-18-2007, 10:30 AM
Any idea what game that is? I'm curious as to who the home plate umpire was - he looked familiar.

George Anderson
01-18-2007, 10:54 AM
Any idea what game that is? I'm curious as to who the home plate umpire was - he looked familiar.

It was Ken Kaiser. The game was played September 17, 1980. The Orioles won the game.

One thing I found funny was Weaver kept refering to how he was going in the HOF, kinda aluding to what a big shot he was. At his induction ceremony, I am paraphrasing, but I will never forget that he said something along the lines that while he was ejected a record amount of times, each and every time he was ejected he said he deserved it and the umpires were always in the right!!

Handofdeath
01-18-2007, 06:45 PM
The funniest thing about the clip to me is there were probably about 2,000 people in the stands. It looked like an Expos game.

George Foster
01-18-2007, 09:50 PM
Bill Haller was behind the plate the next night. I wonder who won the game?

redsupport
01-18-2007, 09:53 PM
orioles won 7-3 they beat the great Milt Wilcox

cincinnati chili
01-18-2007, 11:25 PM
I could watch stuff like that for days on end.

Wheelhouse
01-19-2007, 11:32 AM
Here's some more Earl Weaver gold ***STRONG LANGUAGE****
http://users.rcn.com/pkatcher/audio/EarlWeaverTirade.mp3

RFS62
01-19-2007, 11:44 AM
Here's some more Earl Weaver gold ***STRONG LANGUAGE****
http://users.rcn.com/pkatcher/audio/EarlWeaverTirade.mp3



OMG!!!!!

If that was real, that was the greatest thing I've ever heard.

flyer85
01-19-2007, 11:58 AM
if IIRC, in Luciano's book, he devoted an entire chapter to his run-ins with Weaver. The stuff Earl could come up with was classic.

redsupport
01-19-2007, 12:07 PM
nice use of metaphor by Earl

RANDY IN INDY
01-19-2007, 12:26 PM
OMG!!!!!

If that was real, that was the greatest thing I've ever heard.

:laugh: Earl sure knew how to use that "colorful" language. I wonder if Alice took his advice.:laugh:

redsupport
01-19-2007, 01:31 PM
wheelhouse how did you get that site?

redsupport
01-19-2007, 01:32 PM
I wonder if there are tapes of the old Jim Healy show where Tommy Lasorda issues profanity about Dave Kingman

dabvu2498
01-19-2007, 02:02 PM
Here's some more Earl Weaver gold ***STRONG LANGUAGE****
http://users.rcn.com/pkatcher/audio/EarlWeaverTirade.mp3

That's awesome!


I wonder if there are tapes of the old Jim Healy show where Tommy Lasorda issues profanity about Dave Kingman

I have that on cassette.

Javy Pornstache
01-19-2007, 02:43 PM
I wonder if there are tapes of the old Jim Healy show where Tommy Lasorda issues profanity about Dave Kingman

Yeah, I have it... hilarious. Lasorda flips his wig when asked about what he thought of Kingman's performance after the Dodgers blow one in the ninth. :laugh:

BoydsOfSummer
01-19-2007, 03:15 PM
That was a real pre-game interview with Weaver. It was before a game that he was sure would be postponed because of rain. He was cutting up with whomever the broadcast guy was because he knew it would never air.

RFS62
01-19-2007, 03:30 PM
That was a real pre-game interview with Weaver. It was before a game that he was sure would be postponed because of rain. He was cutting up with whomever the broadcast guy was because he knew it would never air.



Wow. I guess that explains it. I've read the quote many times with the expletives deleted. Hearing it though, with all the additional commentary, is flat out hilarious.

redsmetz
01-19-2007, 03:32 PM
Here's some more Earl Weaver gold ***STRONG LANGUAGE****
http://users.rcn.com/pkatcher/audio/EarlWeaverTirade.mp3

I'm guessing it's highly doubtful that ever broadcast. Wonder how it got out.

Wheelhouse
01-19-2007, 06:03 PM
wheelhouse how did you get that site?

Google "celebrity outtakes"

Yachtzee
01-19-2007, 06:38 PM
Imagine if Earl Weaver Baseball had ever reached the popularity level of Madden. How many people would buy the game just for the "profanity-laced tirade" cheat?

UKFlounder
01-19-2007, 09:13 PM
Good stuff. That was funny.

(And the Lasorda rant is hilarious as well. I just wish I had an audio recording of the Lee Elia(?) tirade that Jay Johnstone transcribed in his book. That was rather intense to read. )

GAC
01-19-2007, 09:59 PM
OMG!!!!!

If that was real, that was the greatest thing I've ever heard.

I've heard that piece before. We need men like Weaver back in the game. ;)

It actually sounds like some on here over the last fews years when asked their opinion of the FO, GM, or various players.

"Juan Castro??? Juan Castro is $$%#@ lucky he is %^$$# in baseball. The ^%$@! is lucky he even has a @#!@% job for cryin' out loud! The ^&%#@! can't hit worth a %$##@@ and is *&*$# over &^%$# rated as an INFer.

:lol:

Redsland
01-19-2007, 10:01 PM
"Juan Castro??? Juan Castro is $$%#@ lucky he is %^$$# in baseball. The ^%$@! is lucky he even has a @#!@% job for cryin' out loud! The ^&%#@! can't hit worth a %$##@@ and is *&*$# over &^%$# rated as an INFer.
:laugh:

cincinnati chili
01-20-2007, 12:11 AM
Good stuff. That was funny.

(And the Lasorda rant is hilarious as well. I just wish I had an audio recording of the Lee Elia(?) tirade that Jay Johnstone transcribed in his book. That was rather intense to read. )

Here it is:

http://www.speakeasy.org/~bucky/elia_tirade.html

not as funny as weaver in my opinion, but worth a listen

RedsBaron
01-20-2007, 02:18 AM
I've heard that piece before. We need men like Weaver back in the game. ;)



:lol:

Back in the game? I'd rather put Earl in Congress. He would elevate the standard of Senate debate.;)

Hap
01-20-2007, 11:47 AM
Here's some more Earl Weaver gold ***STRONG LANGUAGE****
http://users.rcn.com/pkatcher/audio/EarlWeaverTirade.mp3

I rarely, if ever, laugh out loud. I lost it when he made the comment about Alice Sweet from Norfolk.

UKFlounder
01-20-2007, 01:39 PM
Here it is:

http://www.speakeasy.org/~bucky/elia_tirade.html

not as funny as weaver in my opinion, but worth a listen

Thanks!

ThatsAStrike
01-20-2007, 02:39 PM
You can hear Lasorda's rant about Kingman here:

http://tommykingman.ytmnd.com/

paintmered
01-20-2007, 02:40 PM
You can hear Lasorda's rant about Kingman here:

http://tommykingman.ytmnd.com/

Just a heads up, there's some salty language in there.