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  1. The list: 10 things that caught my eye

    David Schoenfield

    1. Former Orioles manager Earl Weaver -- who knew a thing or two about good pitching staffs -- is widely credited with saying, "Momentum? Momentum is the next day's starting pitcher." If that's the case, the Atlanta Braves are riding a huge wave o...

    Blog | April 27, 2014
  2. Price has terrible history against Rangers

    David Schoenfield

    There were some moments there when it appeared the Tampa Bay Rays would complete a mini collapse of sorts, especially when manager Joe Maddon lost his cool as the Rays were starting to melt down in the seventh inning and he had an Earl Weaver moment,...

    Blog | September 29, 2013
  3. The buntingest bunter of all time

    David Schoenfield

    Some random stuff on sacrifice bunts as a follow-up to the previous post ... Nobody loved to bunt as much as Gene Mauch. If Earl Weaver was famous for playing for the three-run homer, Mauch was famous for playing "little ball." The fact that he ne...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  4. The sacrifice bunt isn't dead yet

    David Schoenfield

    "There is a place for the sacrifice bunt and it's deep in your closet." -- Earl Weaver Before sabermetrics, there was Earl Weaver, who managed the Orioles to five 100-win seasons and four American League pennants. Weaver believed in playing for th...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  5. La Russa one of top five managers all time

    David Schoenfield

    Back in May, I wrote a list of the top 10 managers of all time. At that time, I ranked Tony La Russa sixth, behind Casey Stengel, John McGraw, Bobby Cox, Joe McCarthy and Earl Weaver. There's no "right" way to configure a list like this -- Stengel...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  6. Ten greatest managers of all time

    David Schoenfield

    In honor of Phil Jackson's retirement -- or, at least, his impending one-year hiatus and return in 2012 when the Lakers sign Dwight Howard and Chris Paul -- I present my list of the 10 greatest managers of all time. 10. Davey Johnson Record: 1,14...

    Blog | May 12, 2011
  7. Showalter delivers message ... to his team

    David Schoenfield

    Earl Weaver, the greatest manager in Orioles history, was known for baiting umpires, not getting along with Jim Palmer and loving the three-run homer. More than anything, however, he would not accept losing. "On my tombstone just write, 'The sorest l...

    Blog | March 24, 2011