February 07, 2011
In that vein, here's a great clip I've never seen before Monday: It's Baltimore Orioles legend Earl Weaver getting an unbelievable reaction from the Memorial Stadium crowd on the last day of the 1982 season. The thundering "Roar from 34" alone is clip worthy, but having Howard Cosell on the call that day really puts it over the top.
Orioles Magic, feel it happen:
What makes the crowd's actions even more remarkable is that it had just watched a very disappointing game. The O's were tied with the Milwaukee Brewers in the AL East heading into the final day of the season and a win would've sent them to the playoffs. But Don Sutton beat Jim Palmer 10-2 that day as the Crew eventually won their only league pennant in franchise history.
Still, the O's fans on hand made sure to send Weaver into his first retirement — he'd return to manage the team in 1985 and 1986 — in style. And it's clips like this one that make you hope that those fans get to see their team break out of their decade-plus slump rather soon.