04-23-2008, 03:34 AM
"A manager's job is simple. Just pick the 25 best players for what he wants done."
"The guy who says, 'I love the challenge of managing,' is one step from being out of a job. I don't welcome any challenge. I'd rather have nine guys named Robinson."
When outfielder Pat Kelly shared with Earl, "It's great to walk with the Lord.", Weaver replied, "I'd rather have you walk with the bases loaded."
Remember some great quotes? Or dug some up on the ol' Information Superhighway?
04-23-2008, 04:53 AM
His spats with Palmer were great. Once, sometime towards the end, Palmer was having a rough spell, getting shelled and losing games, complaining about his elbow all the time, and generally making Earl hate him yet again. Weaver was in his office, talking to some guy, cussing about Palmer... he had already taken him out of the rotation and put him in the BP, and was telling the guy in his office that it was time to send Palmer down to Rochester to find out if he could even pitch anymore, and if he couldn't, it was time for Palmer to just quit and make room for somebody else who could still pitch. In mid-rant, Palmer walks in and tells Earl that he's feeling pretty good, that he's feeling like he could win 3 or 4 in a row. So, Earl says "OK", and immediately puts him back in the rotation.
The guys asks Earl what the hell is he doing? A minute ago, Palmer was the biggest pain in Earl's World, he couldn't get anybody out, he was not only banished to the BP but was also on his way to Rochester... and now, just a minute later, he's back in the starting rotation again, just like that? Why? Is his arm better? What changed? Weaver says, "I don't know anything about Palmer's elbow. One thing I do know is that Palmer *always* keeps his word. Always. If Palmer says he can win 3 or 4 in a row, then he will." (Palmer then proceeded to run off 5 W's in a row.)
04-30-2008, 11:44 PM
Here's a site I found
I liked these in particular, but mostly they're what you've already read
"Economics played a role. Raleighs have gone from six fifty to nine dollars a carton, but there's a three-quarter cent coupon on the back. You can get all kinds of things with them, blenders, everything. I saved up enough one time and got Al Bumbry." Source: The Sporting News (July 22, 1985)
"We're so bad right now that for us back-to-back home runs means one today and another one tomorrow."