Saturday, January 19, 2013

RIP Earl Weaver (1930-2013)

Earl Weaver, long-time cantankerous (and Hall-of-Fame) manager of the Baltimore Orioles, died while on an Orioles-associated cruise.

One thing worth mentioning is that the canonical manager-umpire arguments that one sees in commercials and the like often has a manager modeled after Earl Weaver (e.g., turning the cap backwards and going face-to-face with the umpire).

I sometimes have a soft spot for cantankerous people, by the way. :)

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