On this day in 1985 – Hall of Famer Earl Weaver comes out
of retirement to manage the Orioles. Weaver led Baltimore to
six A.L. titles from 1968-82.
Now 78 and living in Florida, Weaver recently shared with a
Baltimore Sun reporter his favorite ways of showing umpires
that their judgment was, um, wrong:
1. Tearing up the rule book under the umpire’s nose.
“I did that in Cleveland after getting thrown out of a game.”
2. Ripping third base off its moorings and hurling it off the field.
“If (the umpire) couldn’t tell fair from foul, why keep the base?
3. Scuffing dirt onto home plate.
“He wasn’t using it anyway.”
4. Wearing his baseball cap backward.
“I really did that so umpires couldn’t say I bumped them with
the bill of my hat (during arguments).”
Let’s see if any of our guys delivered a Hall of Fame
Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers
Brad didn’t play in the Dodgers victory over the Rangers on
Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers
Ryan went 0-for-4, and struck out twice. His average fell
Craig Breslow, P – Oakland A’s
Craig pitched a scoreless 1/3 of an inning in the A’s loss to
the Giants on Saturday, giving up a hit and striking out
one. He lowered his ERA to 4.50.
Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers
Scott pitched 5 scoreless innings on Saturday night against
the Dodgers, but was unable to get a win due to a very long
delay in the game (1 hour 41 minutes) because of a power
outage! He allowed 3 hits and struck out one in his
abbreviated appearance and lowered his ERA to
3.70. Because of the long delay, Rangers manager Ron
Washington didn’t allow him to retake the mound for the 6th
Here are a couple of quotes courtesy of AP.
“It was pretty frustrating,” Feldman said. “I felt I was throwing
pretty good and wanted to go back out there.”
“Feldman was on his way to a pretty good game when we
got hit with the lights,” manager Ron Washington said.
John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates
John didn’t pitch in the Pirates win over the Tigers on
Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays
Gabe didn’t play in the Rays’ win over the Nats on Saturday.
Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers
Ian went 1-for-4 Saturday in the Rangers loss to
the Dodgers. His average is at .264.
The Rangers recognized Ian during pregame for
his 6-for-6 cycle game on April 15, and fans
were given commemorative color lithographs.
He was third in the majors batting .474 after that
night, but has dropped to .264 since.
Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies
Jason limited the Mariners to a run and seven
hits and 3 walks in seven innings on Saturday,
but was denied the decision in the Rockies 5-3
victory. He struck out two and also had an RBI
with a bases-loaded walk for the Rockies’ first
run in the second inning!
“I didn’t get the win, but the team did,” Marquis
said. “That’s all that matters.”
Jason has earned another Chai 5:
Scott Schoeneweis, P – Arizona Diamondbacks
Scott is currently dealing with the unexpected loss of his
wife. My prayers are with him.
Kevin Youkilis, 1B, 3B – Boston Red Sox
Youk went 0-for-3, walked three times, struck
out twice and scored once. “The Greek God of
Walks” was at it again!!
His average fell to .339.
Macher (Big Shot) of the Day – Scott Feldman