When an irresistible force (Umpire Ron Luciano) met a reprovable, and removable object (Manager Earl Weaver)

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1125274/1/index.htm

Great find in the Sports Illustrated vault. With the recent passing of Earl Weaver I couldn’t help but remember all of the stories that I had heard about his famous run ins with umpires. Many years ago I read Ron Luciano’s books: The Umpire Strikes Back, and Strike Two. I was looking for those books recently when I stumbled across this terrific article. This is worth the time it takes to read it. This makes me really want to read those books again.

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Earl Weaver’s Greatest Hits

Here are a couple of Earl Weaver’s finest moments. I love these! They are hilarious. Must warn you that there is strong language in both of these videos.

Hall of Famer Earl Weaver, former manager of Baltimore Orioles, dies at 82 – ESPN

Hall of Famer Earl Weaver, former manager of Baltimore Orioles, dies at 82 – ESPN.

Sad day for baseball. Earl Weaver was an icon. Will never forget his quote about when he died he wanted them to put “the sorest loser who ever lived” on his tombstone.

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