Jan 20, 2013

Earl Weaver R.I.P.

BALTIMORE (AP) - Earl Weaver always was up for an argument, especially with an umpire. At the slightest provocation, the Earl of Baltimore would spin his hat back, point his finger squarely at an ump's chest and then fire away. The Hall of Fame manager would even tangle with his own players, if necessary.
All this from a 5-foot-6 pepperpot who hated to be doubted. Although reviled by some, Weaver was beloved in Baltimore and remained an Oriole to the end. Continued