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  1. Fredi's risky move pays off for Braves

    David Schoenfield

    One of the byproducts of sabermetrics has been the change in how we view managers. For starters, general managers are now the off-the-field face of the organization. There was a time when Earl Weaver had a big role in determining his 25-man roster or...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
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  3. Somehow, some way, Yankees are winning

    David Schoenfield

    Over the past week or so, somebody has been bombing media members with emails under various aliases, including Brian Cashman, Alex Rodriguez, Mickey Rivers, Babe Ruth and, oddly, Earl Weaver, since all the emails are about the Yankees. Most of them a...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. A veteran baseball writer comes clean with his own confessions

    Jim Caple

    Lance Armstrong did it. Why not Jim Caple? Our writer finally comes clean with his baseball confessions. Only, instead of telling Oprah, he's telling you!

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2013
  9. Weaver: Volatile, irascible, loyal -- a winner

    Gordon Edes

    Mark Rogoff had dinner with Earl Weaver on Friday night, just hours before the Hall of Fame manager died in his berth on the Celebrity Silhouette, the cruise ship carrying Orioles and Red Sox fans on their annual winter voyage organized by Ken Nigro,...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  10. Henry recalls moment with Weaver

    Gordon Edes

    Red Sox owner John Henry shared a memory of Earl Weaver, the Hall of Fame manager who died Saturday at the age of 82. "I moved to Florida in 1989," Henry wrote in an e-mail, "to do the Senior Professional Baseball Association." Henry owned the Wes...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  11. Weaver: Men in blue 'were tremendous'

    Gordon Edes

    On the March day in 1996 when Earl Weaver was elected to the Hall of Fame, his wife, Marianna, rushed out of their home, borrowed a ride on a golf cart and rushed to the ninth hole to give him the news. For a moment, Earl said, his knees grew w...

    Blog | January 20, 2013
  12. My favorite Earl Weaver story

    Jayson Stark

    My favorite story from the annals of the late, great Earl Weaver: I couldn't even tell you what year this was. Sometime in the late '70s. I just remember covering an Orioles-Red Sox series at Fenway Park. And things weren't going w...

    Blog | January 19, 2013
  13. Earl Weaver was a one-of-a-kind baseball character

    Jayson Stark

    Earl Weaver was a brilliant manager and relentlessly entertaining, a one-of-a-kind baseball character who left his mark on everyone who knew him.

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2013
  14. Hall of Famer Earl Weaver, former manager of Baltimore Orioles, d...

    Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver has died of an apparent heart attack while on a Caribbean cruise, according to multiple reports.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2013
  15. Legendary Orioles manager Earl Weaver was always ahead of the gam...

    Tim Kurkjian

    In 33 years of covering baseball, no one taught me more about the game than Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2013
  16. Evaluating the best and worst baserunning teams in baseball - MLB...

    Andrew Gibson

    Andrew Gibson of Baseball Info Solutions looks at the teams that have been the best and worst in baseball this season at running the basepaths -- and how in some cases, it is having an impact on their playoff chances.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2012
  17. A tale of two NL East clubhouses

    Buster Olney

    ATLANTA -- Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson was standing on the floor of the visitors dugout here telling Earl Weaver stories Saturday afternoon, complete with an Earl imitation -- including the requisite profanity -- and even if you wanted...

    Blog | May 27, 2012