Tagged: Greek God of Walks

Daily Minyan – June 14, 2009

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

to .314.


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