Thanks for posting this story Roy. It's a great read.
Great article. Thanks Roy.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
~ Mark Twain
ďIn the same way that a baseball season never really begins, it never really ends either.Ē - Lonnie Wheeler, "Bleachers, A Summer in Wrigley Field"
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Weaver managed 12 full seasons in the big leagues, not counting... 1986, part of a brief tenure when he was coaxed out of retirement (by good friend owner Edward Bennett Williams) to help the Orioles sell tickets
I remember Auto-Pilot Earl in 1986. Entire scenario sort of reminds me of Walt Jocketty. Same guy, but it weren't the same.
Neither was the team.
Talent is God Given: be humble.
Fame is man given: be thankful.
Conceit is self given: be careful.
Great read. Several laugh out loud moments, even though I've heard most of these stories before. Does anyone remember the story of Weaver storming out of the roast in his honor?
". . . acquiring J. Blanton from Oakland for, apparently, Bailey/Cueto, Votto and a lesser prospect. I do it in a second . . . The Reds' equation this year is simple: Make Matt Belisle your #3 starter . . . trade for Blanton, win 85 or more, be in the mix all summer." - Paul Daugherty, Feb. 8, 2008
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http://mlb.fanhouse.com/2009/07/14/b...eating-period/Guys have always been cheating. Period. It just takes a little different form today. I'm just glad they didn't have steroids when I was playing. I don't know what I would have done. It's very difficult to go out and perform when you know the guy next to you is taking steroids or some kind of drug to make you perform better and not do it yourself, to let this guy get an edge on you.
I don't know that I really criticize the guys. Whoever the first guy is that started it, that's the guy I criticize. The rest of the guys just followed suit. I don't think its OK. I'm not sanctioning it, but I understand why it happens."