April 29, 2010

April 29th, 1983: The Greatest Press Conference Ever

On April 29th, 1983, the Chicago Cubs lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Afterwards, during post-game press conference Manager Lee Elia, frustrated by the fans booing the team's 5-13 record, unleashed what became the greatest tirade in baseball history.

Best line:  Eighty-five percent of the bleepin' world is working. The other fifteen come out here.

Amazingly, he wasn't immediately fired... that happened in August.  But he went down in history nevertheless.

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