May 23, 2008
Urban myth? Or Orioles legend? In the end, I wish I had never sent the e-mail and never asked the question. Ignorance isn't so bad, is it? At least not as it concerns Earl Weaver and his linguistic skills, dirtier than the Preakness infield on a rainy day. "I watch the YouTube clip about once a week, just to remind myself about Alice and her tomatoes," I wrote in an e-mail. "But a part of me has always wondered if it's real. And if it is, what's the back story?" Tom Marr was still on the air, but he fired back an e-mail within minutes.
August 8, 2011
August 14, 1930: Earl Weaver was born in St. Louis
August 3, 1996
HAD THIS not been the summer Earl Weaver would be so deservedly inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, it still offered plenty of reminders of his glory days managing the Orioles in Baltimore.There was his former second-baseman, Davey Johnson, as the team's new manager. There was the fevered debate about whether to move Cal Ripken Jr. to third base; it was Earl Weaver, after all, who spotted the shortstop potential in Mr. Ripken 2,261 consecutive games ago.There was the return of slugger Eddie Murray, one of only three Oriole greats to return after having had his number "retired."