Thursday, January 24, 2013

On to That Great Dugout in the Sky

This blog and its masthead full of baseball enthusiasts is remiss in not noting the passing of two legends last Saturday: Stan "The Man" Musial and Earl Weaver. I was surprised to learn that Weaver was only 82, as my limited recollection of him as a manager was as a little old feisty guy.

Well, maybe "feisty" understates it, as the following awesomely NSFW clip demonstrates:

Even here, though, there was method to his apparent madness. An early comment in this excellent Deadspin appreciation notes that Weaver's tirade distracted the umpire from punishing Eddie Murray for arguing a call.

RIP. 23 days until pitchers and catchers!

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