Category Archives: Earl Weaver

DMV: Camden Yards Will Have Statues Of Actual Orioles

Yankees legend (and Baltimore native) Babe Ruth will no longer be the only player with a statue at Camden. As part of the stadium’s 20th anniversary, new statues will be unveiled for “each of the six men who have gone into the Hall of Fame as Orioles.” [O's Insider]

The Nats lost RP Cole Kimball to Toronto via waivers. [Nats Journal]

Sizing up the Redskins’ draft-position competition. [Krem's Sports]

Fred Smoot compares Jason Campbell to Tom Brady, etc. [Bog]

The City Paper is selling “I’m a Cranky [Redskins] Fan” gear. [Bog]

Only .5 of Orakpo’s 25 career sacks came vs. the NFC East. [The Insider]

Karl Alzner’s mustache is one of Movember’s top 10. [Puck Daddy]

John Wall was at a night club when gun shots rang out. [Wiz Insider]

Maryland will play Kentucky to open Brooklyn’s new arena. [Testudo Times]

The Atlantic 11 is back with Georgetown in that No. 1 spot. [Bog]

WUSA may not replace departed sports director Brett Haber. [Bog]

DMV: Earl Weaver Claims He’s Not Dead

The Earl of Baltimore, 80, responds to the NY Times’ allusion to his passing with good humor, saying, “I’m still here, although my knees have given out, so I don’t play golf anymore. I’ve always said that there were two places that I wouldn’t mind dying. One was Memorial Stadium; the other, the golf course. Now I’ve got to wait forever [to go], because both of those places are gone.” [Toy Dept.]

Cliff Lee goes to Philly for less years and less money. [BLS]

The O’s talk to Philly about SP Joe Blanton. [O's Insider]

The Nats are in hot pursuit of Zack Greinke and Matt Garza. [Nats Journal]

Weak video: Lastings Milledge gets in a Winter League brawl. [Nats Blog]

LaRon Landry was having a good season. Now it’s over. [Redskins Insider]

The Redskins haven’t done well in the second half or at home. [RI, Bog]

Papa John’s gets creative (desperate?) with their Skins-themed deals. [Bog]

Five reasons the Caps are playing really, really bad hockey. [Puck Daddy]

WaPo Sports flubs its Gus Malzahn-to-Vandy headline. [@MrIrrelevantDC]

Photographic Evidence That the Orioles Used to Be Really Good

os-hofs.jpg

These six HOFer are the primary reason why the O’s had only three losing seasons and played in six World Series between 1960 and ’85. Total studs, each and every one. Too bad I didn’t consciously follow the team until ’86, because from then till now Baltimore has only had five winning seasons and never made it to the Series.

We may not post about Earl Weaver again until the day he dies — and the 76 year-old looks like a million bucks — so this is an opportunity to link to Earl going off on Manager’s Corner and expertly working over an ump. Both YouTubes are highly recommended.

Note: Photo courtesy of Jonathon Newton at the Washington Post. It originally ran alongside this morning’s Thomas Boswell column, which was even sappier than my Ripken post from yesterday.