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March 25, 2014 | Luke Jones

3. Earl Weaver

Unlike most of the characters included on this list, the late Orioles manager’s personality rarely came across as warm and comedic, but it was his rage that led to the many goofball moments fans fondly remember in his Hall of Fame career.

Whether it was tearing up a rulebook on the mound or kicking dirt on an umpire, Weaver and his many encounters with umpires really need no description if you’ve ever seen the countless highlights or witnessed them in person. One of Weaver’s most famous quotes that showed his competitive nature came after outfielder Pat Kelly told him it was great to walk with the Lord and the manager replied, “I’d rather you walk with the bases loaded.”

Weaver’s tirades live on through uncensored highlights on the Internet as fans will not only remember his outstanding managing but the goofball reactions shaped by his anger for the umpires he perceived had wronged him.

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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Sam Says:

    Great work Luke. Actually was a great list and you didn’t miss a name. IMO.

  2. chris Says:

    GREAT job. I dont think anyone in their right mind would complain about this list. Watching the letterman clips with Art Donovan took me back. Holy Moly he was funny.

    On a side note, what do you think the back lash would be today if a player (just because he was also on the list, we’ll say Terell Suggs) went on a late night talk show and talked about a jewish guy beating him out in college and then making the reference to “those guys are supposed to be lawyers and doctors? It makes me wish we could go back to the 80’s and 90’s when people didnt get bent out of shape about everything.

    (L.J. – Thanks, Chris. I was thinking the same exact thing when I heard that portion of the clip. It was definitely a different era.)

  3. Phil Says:

    Nice job! I still get chills listening to the Decinces homerun call…seems like it was yesterday for a lifelong Oriooo’s fan as Eckman would say.

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