In the latest Sports Illustrated there was a really enjoyable "Where are they now?" feature on Earl. Roch talks about it here. Basically the article talks about how innovative he was as a manager. It mentions how he was a proponent of OBP well before even the earliest Moneyball theory began being developed. It also talks about how vehemently he opposed practices such as the hit-and-run and the sacrifice bunt. Meanwhile, the article sprinkles in great quotes from the Earl of Baltimore.
Some memorable quotes from the piece below the jump:
"I never had a hit-and-run. No sign," Weaver says. "Here's the deal. I hear it on the radio and Joe Morgan, for crissakes. Get a guy on first. He walked. The pitcher is 2 and 0 on the next batter. 'Perfect time for a hit-and-run,' the announcer says. If the pitcher could throw a strike, don't you think he would have thrown it to the guy on first?"
Weaver: [To his team at a closed-door meeting] You guys don't want to win bad enough! I never failed to get a guy in from third base with less than two outs!
Pitcher Dave McNally: Yeah, and you never played higher than Double A.
Weaver: And another thing, if you don't make the last out of the game, you never lose! I never made the last out.
[Pitcher Jim Palmer raises his hand.]
Palmer: We all know why you never made the last out, Earl.
Palmer: Because they always pinch-hit for you.
Weaver: Aw, you ruined the mood, Palmer!
On the field in fromt of him, the Orioles throw out a runner at first base by a step. Weaver smiles at the perfection of the mundane. "Doubleday made those bases, home to first, just the right distance," Weaver says. "They're all out by a step."
And finally, while watching Adam Eaton pitch in Spring Training:
Whack! "Mix in a wild pitch or something!"