Lovely: Earl Weaver Had Cig Pouch Sewn Into Uni

Paul Lukas’ UNI WATCH BLOG has another great reason to get geared up for Spring Training.

Earl Weaver Jersey

Lukas finds an Earl Weaver jersey for sale online with this description: “As a liberal smoker, who’s managerial style relied heavily on player-performance charts, Weaver directed that a pouch be sewn into his jersey front for secure storage of his “top secret tendency stats” and, conveniently, to conceal his cigarettes.

Sadly, Weaver is already in the Hall of Fame. If he wasn’t yet, this critical, newly-discovered biographical information about him would’ve surely gone on his plaque.

Next up on the auction block: A pair of Ron Luciano pants that include a top secret diaper lining - in preparation for one of those embarrassing Earl explosions.