Fuck yeah he was good at arguing. Also, love that Weaver can say “told you so” on the HoF argument.
I assume, Dayn, that you’ve seen the infamous Manager’s Corner?
Comment by Yirmiyahu — September 1, 2011 @ 12:04 pm
Indeed I am! And if I’m not mistaken, I’ve linked to it before on here.
Comment by Dayn Perry — September 1, 2011 @ 12:24 pm
I had a “Sports Bloopers” VHS when I was a kid that I watched almost weekly. It featured the G-rated portions of this exchange, which in total includes only the line @ 1:10 where the umpire says “You are a liar, Earl.”
When I finally saw the whole, unedited version, I felt that Sports Illustrated or whoever had made the bloopers compilation was trying “to fuck us,” to borrow a phrase.
Editing anything Earl Weaver said robs baseball fans of the entirety of a true national treasure.
Is Earl Weaver 4 feet tall or is Sean Bradley umpiring?
Comment by The Only Nolan — September 1, 2011 @ 2:50 pm
Not only was he right about the future HoF induction but he was also right about the “at least i won more than i lost” argument as well, as of that date (Sept.17th 1980) he was 1187-801(.597) and in few innings get win 1188
Comment by JdeWitt88 — September 1, 2011 @ 3:32 pm