Earl Weaver Was Good at Arguing

The video that follows, which is action-video footage of the greatest Lincoln-Douglass/Webster-Hayne blah-blah ever to grace the diamond, will not be safe for work unless your place of employment is a dirty-word factory, in which case I shall now search for you on LinkedIn.

This video has also been viewed more than a half-million times, so it’s quite possible you number among those lucky, teeming thousands. Still, some things, like the Uffizi or the liquor store, are worth visiting again and again. And so we shall …

The melodic progression of the debate peaks at the 2:04 mark, when the two gentlemanly combatants make love to the listener-viewer by discussing whether Earl Weaver will go to the Hall of Fame for winning games or for “f*cking up World Series.”

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  1. Yirmiyahu says:

    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?

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  2. therood says:

    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.

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  3. Earl Weaver is better at being mad than I am. Although I hope and pray that I’m still a smidge taller than him.

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  4. Todd says:


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  5. The Only Nolan says:

    Is Earl Weaver 4 feet tall or is Sean Bradley umpiring?

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  6. JdeWitt88 says:

    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

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