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January 20, 2013

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As was pointed out by a Cardinal fan friend of mine, Musial, who wore #6, was often quoted as saying if you're not fifteen minutes early then you are not on time. He died at 5:45 or in other words fifteen minutes to six.

I never really got into Earl Weaver until long after he had stopped managing. I loved Terry Pluto and scrounged an old copy of the two books he wrote with/about Weaver: "Weaver on Strategy" and "The Earl of Baltimore." Both great reads, both revealing of the man.

Far too many people want to be friendly to people for the sake of being friendly. Others want to be assholes to prove a point. Earl Weaver was who he was for the sake of attaining an important (to him) goal. That's something worth noting.

I think it was Orioles pitcher Mike Flanagan who dubbed Stanhouse "Stan the Man Unusual". Flanny's gone too, alas.

Ron Luciano was a charismatic American League umpire in the 1970's. A sports magazine of the era pubished Luciano’s Top 5 most difficult managers. As I remember his description:

5.Earl Weaver

4.Earl Weaver

3.Earl Weaver

2.Earl Weaver- “The problem with Earl is that he holds a grudge. Other managers, if they disagree with a call, may holler and shout, but you can still go out for a beer with them after the game. Not Earl. He never forgets. Heck, he even holds your minor league record against you. Once, a couple of years ago, I made a controversial call at the plate. Earl charged out of the dugout, screaming that that was the same call I’d blown at Elmira in ’66. That sort of thing can get to you.”

1.Frank Robinson- “He’s Earl’s protege.”

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