Elton John claimed that the "New York Times said God is dead" in his 1971 hit "Levon."
Now, some 40 years later, the same paper is claiming Orioles former manager Earl Weaver has passed as well.
The 80-year-old Weaver is indeed alive, despite Ross Ramsey's column, that stated the following:
"Texas Democrats have become the Baltimore Orioles of politics. Somewhere in heaven, Earl Weaver and [former Texas governor] Ann Richards are comparing notes on what went wrong with the teams they left behind."
"I?ll be damned," the Hall of Famer told the Sun. "All I can do is say, that?s false.
"I?m still here, although my knees have given out, so I don?t play golf anymore," he added. "I?ve always said that there were two places that I wouldn?t mind dying: One was Memorial Stadium; the other, the golf course. Now I?ve got to wait forever [to go], because both of those places are gone."