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    Re: Top d bags from Baltimore sports history



    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    It's true. He did steal from his teammates. That's well known amongst old timers. The owner
    caught him red handed when he hired a midget and hid him in the ventalator shaft and he
    took pics of him taking stuff out of lockers. The entire team complained about it.
    Wow, that seems so bizarre nowadays when you can fit a camera into something tiny and discreet.

    I can't even imagine the conversation involved for hiring someone short and explaining their job was to hide in an air conditioning shaft




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    No one would ever put Earl Weaver on the d-bag but he'd be right on top of the all time
    ass hole list for blowing all those series with all that talent he had.

    There was the time at Martin's WEst when there was a big sports banquet and Earl literally
    and physically attacked Jim Palmer on stage and they had to separate the two. That was all
    over the papers. That was also after Palmer's book that wasn't as complimentry to Earl as
    Earl would have liked it to be because he kept yelling about that book up on the stage.

    A reporter told me Earl was out in the hallway before that charging $25 pr signature and he was drunk like more than once in public when he was pulled over by a cop for DUI and
    called him crater face or something like that because he had pimples-lol. That was back
    in the days when DUIs weren't as serious as they are now.

    When the local beat writers asked Earl about it he said it must have been those
    oysters he ate. Bob Maisel wrote - stay away from those oysters Earl-lol.


    The Martin's West thing blew over like it always did between the two and they went on an Orioles cruise together but Earl could be a real ass hole when he wanted too.
    Jim said it all started the first time he faced Johnny Bench in the minors and Earl was a manager. Earl didn't like junk balls so he told Jim to serve him his best fastball. Jim
    said I don't think that's a good idea Earl. Bench had a reputation as a HR hitter even in
    the minors. Earl said just do what I said and Jim did and Bench hit it out. Jim said he
    never listened to Earl again and always sat in the opposite end of the dugout from him
    during games-lol.



    Palmer said in the book Earl was always throwing chairs and coolers around in the club house
    and it made the team really uptight just before a game, so they went out and played
    uptight. That's why they lost those series according to the book.

    JIm said they won it all in 83 the year after Earl left just to prove they could win it all
    without him. I think that was the part of the book that pissed Earl off but he later
    said on ESPN that he had 17 wonderful years with Jim Palmer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Raven View Post
    Wow, that seems so bizarre nowadays when you can fit a camera into something tiny and discreet.

    I can't even imagine the conversation involved for hiring someone short and explaining their job was to hide in an air conditioning shaft

    It's in his book - JOHNNY U by Johnny Unitas.

    REad it. Also read Confessions of A Dirty Football Player by Johnny Sample where
    he talks about being black listed for stealing money out of lockers. Click on
    first link in the google link It even mentions being documented in John's book.
    Sample even mentions how cheap the Jets were-lol and his version of the battle
    between Pete Rozelle and Namath over his Bachelors 3 bar in NY. MUST READING!


    http://www.google.com/search?client=...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmi16 View Post
    The NFL - for putting the Ravens and O's in a all lose situation!
    Exactly. The NFL apparently didn't consider the ravens to be a Super Bowl contender, so they didn't request that MLB not schedule the Orioles for a home game September 5 when MLB was making out the schedule. If any entity is at fault for the season opener screw up, it's the NFL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derf View Post
    I thought of him too, then again he didn't want to play for Kush (not that it matters IMO). Lots of rookies play for coaches and teams that aren't their first choice.

    Didn't want to play for Irsay, either.

    Elway's mistake was how he said what he said. If he'd never said that he doesn't want to play in Baltimore, and instead said he doesn't want to play for Bob Irsay, he wouldn't have gotten the hate from us fans (or as much as he got.) Disparaging Baltimore, even if that wasn't his intent, is what really angered us, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    No one would ever put Earl Weaver on the d-bag but he'd be right on top of the all time
    ass hole list for blowing all those series with all that talent he had.

    There was the time at Martin's WEst when there was a big sports banquet and Earl literally
    and physically attacked Jim Palmer on stage and they had to separate the two. That was all
    over the papers. That was also after Palmer's book that wasn't as complimentry to Earl as
    Earl would have liked it to be because he kept yelling about that book up on the stage.

    A reporter told me Earl was out in the hallway before that charging $25 pr signature and he was drunk like more than once in public when he was pulled over by a cop for DUI and
    called him crater face or something like that because he had pimples-lol. That was back
    in the days when DUIs weren't as serious as they are now.

    When the local beat writers asked Earl about it he said it must have been those
    oysters he ate. Bob Maisel wrote - stay away from those oysters Earl-lol.


    The Martin's West thing blew over like it always did between the two and they went on an Orioles cruise together but Earl could be a real ass hole when he wanted too.
    Jim said it all started the first time he faced Johnny Bench in the minors and Earl was a manager. Earl didn't like junk balls so he told Jim to serve him his best fastball. Jim
    said I don't think that's a good idea Earl. Bench had a reputation as a HR hitter even in
    the minors. Earl said just do what I said and Jim did and Bench hit it out. Jim said he
    never listened to Earl again and always sat in the opposite end of the dugout from him
    during games-lol.



    Palmer said in the book Earl was always throwing chairs and coolers around in the club house
    and it made the team really uptight just before a game, so they went out and played
    uptight. That's why they lost those series according to the book.

    JIm said they won it all in 83 the year after Earl left just to prove they could win it all
    without him. I think that was the part of the book that pissed Earl off but he later
    said on ESPN that he had 17 wonderful years with Jim Palmer.
    Anything can happen in a short series (or a single NFL postseason game.)

    In the 1969 Series, they couldn't hit Mets' pitchers. In 1979, Eddie Murray went 1for his last 21, or thereabouts, and the rest of the offense withered with him (two runs in the last three games, all losses.)
    Al




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    Phelps is far and away the worst.

    C-Mac was by far the nicest athlete/celebrity I have ever met. The guy gave a cab driver 100 bucks to take me and a friend of mine home one night.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltwater_Rider View Post
    I also think Jim Palmer is a d bag, and can't stand him on Baltimore Orioles broadcasts.
    You take that back!




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    Re: Top d bags from Baltimore sports history

    Quote Originally Posted by OriAl View Post
    Anything can happen in a short series (or a single NFL postseason game.)

    In the 1969 Series, they couldn't hit Mets' pitchers. In 1979, Eddie Murray went 1for his last 21, or thereabouts, and the rest of the offense withered with him (two runs in the last three games, all losses.)
    True but the Metz had great pitching in that series like pitcher Tom Seaver won a major-league-leading 25 games en route to his first Cy Young Award; the other two top Mets starting pitchers, Jerry Koosman and rookie Gary Gentry, combined to win 30 more games.

    But there was also the series vs the Pirates when Earl had 4 (20) game winners and couldn't
    win it. He had a lead in the series and only needed 1 more win for the trophy and blew it.

    Earl was arguing with the umps and said I'm the only one here going to the HOF and the
    ump said what for Earl, for f*cking up all those series? ILMAO.

    Yea, Palmer can be conceited as hell on those telecasts but he's great at explaining the
    plays.
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    During the dark days of the Orioles, they (briefly) had a guy on the team by the name of Steve Kline. During his first week with the team, he not only threw his teammates under the bus publicly but also trashed the Orioles fan base as being bad fans. I think that tells you all you need to know.




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    LOL - He had a point about the O's fan base.

    NOtice how filled the stadium is now that they're winning again. Not even the Yankee and
    REd Sox fans take over the stadium like they used to. It was mostly if not totally
    empty during the dark days. When DC got a team I said Bmore would support its
    own team w/o anyone from there as long as they won.

    They won't let us sing on FRi nights,until the O's game is over around 10 because the joint is filled of O's fans watching the game and they don't want to be disturbed. For the previous 8 years I sang on Fri nights there was absolutely no one watching Os on TV and the singing
    started at 9. Now you can't get close to the bar before 10.

    Hell, even during the glory years they never sold the place out and I could walk up to
    the window and get tickets behind home plate for $10 each for the first game of the playoffs
    and Palmer was pitching. Same was with the world series. I've been to every series played
    in Bmore going back to the first one in 66 and saw Palmer become the youngest pitcher
    to pitch a complete game shutout in the world series just 9 days before his 21st
    birthday.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1966_World_Series


    We can put O's fans on the d-bag list-lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AirFlacco View Post
    LOL - He had a point about the O's fan base.

    NOtice how filled the stadium is now that they're winning again. Not even the Yankee and
    REd Sox fans take over the stadium like they used to. It was mostly if not totally
    empty during the dark days. When DC got a team I said Bmore would support its
    own team w/o anyone from there as long as they won.

    They won't let us sing on FRi nights,until the O's game is over around 10 because the joint is filled of O's fans watching the game and they don't want to be disturbed. For the previous 8 years I sang on Fri nights there was absolutely no one watching Os on TV and the singing
    started at 9. Now you can't get close to the bar before 10.

    Hell, even during the glory years they never sold the place out and I could walk up to
    the window and get tickets behind home plate for $10 each for the first game of the playoffs
    and Palmer was pitching. Same was with the world series. I've been to every series played
    in Bmore going back to the first one in 66 and saw Palmer become the youngest pitcher
    to pitch a complete game shutout in the world series just 9 days before his 21st
    birthday.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1966_World_Series


    We can put O's fans on the d-bag list-lol.
    I guess since you put 'LOL' at the end of it, I won't take it seriously. The sports landscape was much different in the sixties. And 14 years of losing will crush any fan base. If the Ravens win 4 games this year, and don't win more than 8 again until 2027, I'm gonna bet we'd be seeing some blacked-out games and cheap PSL's around here.

    The Orioles managed to maintain their attendance pretty well through most of their stretch of being one of the worst teams in pro sports. They were above league average until 2006, the year after the Nationals split the market in half. It only took one season of the Red Sox not making the playoffs for those front-runners to break their sellout streak and disappear from Camden Yards.
    "Leave. Your. Mark."




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    Re: Top d bags from Baltimore sports history

    Scott Erikson was a tool - but not the sharpest in the shed.




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    How can we forget when John Dutton gave the one finger salute (not saying we are # 1 either) to the fans of Baltimore as he was leaving the field. That has to rank in the top 10.




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    Re: Top d bags from Baltimore sports history

    We can also include Aubrey Huff for calling Baltimore a "horseshit town." Of course, he was only kidding. Jackass.
    "Leave. Your. Mark."




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