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    Earl Weaver passes

    I remember Earl from my childhood. Fiery and fun for a new baseball fan back then.

    RIP Earl.

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    Re: Earl Weaver passes

    He believed in acquiring bases nine at a time.

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    Somehow, I can't see Earl arguing with a computer making the calls, or it being nearly as entertaining. Earl was a fantastic manager and great for the game. The Earl of Baltimore. RIP
    Talent is God Given: be humble.
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    So sad. RIP Earl.
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    Earl Weaver baseball on a home PC was awesome!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Weaver_Baseball

    RIP Earl.
    Attended 1976 World Series in my Mother's Womb. Attended 1990 World Series Game 2 as a 13 year old. Want to take my son to a a World Series Game in Cincinnati in my lifetime.

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    The article mentions that Weaver died while on an Orioles Fantasy Cruise. I'm wishing the Reds would put together something like that! Wouldn't it be great to take a cruise with Reds players/staff on board the ship!!!
    Hello, Reds PR department!!! Somebody take note of this, then sign my family up!

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    Earl Weaver was one of a kind. He was a big part of Orioles baseball. RIP Earl.

    I imagine the O's will wear some kind of patch this year in his honor.

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    Re: Earl Weaver passes

    My favorite manager ever

    This ain't a football game, we do this every day.

    Earl Weaver

    Nobody likes to hear it, because it's dull, but the reason you win or lose is darn near always the same - pitching.

    Earl Weaver

    You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the damn plate and the other man has his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all.

    Earl Weaver

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    Great baseball mind and what a great and salty and colorful character. I loved watching and listening to him.


    RIP Earl. You will be misssed.

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    Re: Earl Weaver passes

    Quote Originally Posted by RANDY IN INDY View Post
    Somehow, I can't see Earl arguing with a computer making the calls, or it being nearly as entertaining. Earl was a fantastic manager and great for the game. The Earl of Baltimore. RIP
    I dunno-I can picture Earl kicking dirt over a laptop.
    RIP-he was an original and a great manager.
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    RIP
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

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    In other news there is one heckeva brouhaha going on at the pearly gates....
    "This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

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    Quote Originally Posted by RANDY IN INDY View Post
    Somehow, I can't see Earl arguing with a computer making the calls, or it being nearly as entertaining. Earl was a fantastic manager and great for the game. The Earl of Baltimore. RIP
    John McEnroe used to argue with the computerized line callers.
    "This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

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    Re: Earl Weaver passes

    Passed on Edgar Allan Poe's birthday. Poe resides just a few blocks from Camden these days.

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    Re: Earl Weaver passes

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    John McEnroe used to argue with the computerized line callers.
    Mac was a lot of fun, as was Earl.
    Talent is God Given: be humble.
    Fame is man given: be thankful.
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