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
June 9, 2013
June 12, 1993: A 10-game winning streak, their longest in six years, lifts the Orioles over .500 for the first time. Paul Carey gets three hits as the Birds score four runs in the top of the ninth to defeat the Boston Red Sox, 5-1. June 13, 1985: The Orioles (29-26) sack manager Joe Altobelli, who led them to the 1983 world championship, and rehire Earl Weaver, who led them to the 1970 title. "We tried to get the best guy we could," club owner Edward Bennett Williams says, "and we simply got a guy who's the best.