AUDIO: Happy 'Lee Elia Profane Rant' day

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It was 31 years ago Tuesday that then Cubs manager Lee Elia grew wings and soared to previously untouched rhetorical heights. (Yes, it's Wednesday as I write this, but the point is that there's never a bad time to celebrate the artful use of naughty words.)

It was April 29, 1983, and Mr. Elia, following a 4-3 home loss to the Dodgers that dropped his squad to 5-14 on the year, was about to hold forth on the dissatisfied masses that had thronged to Wrigley Field for some day baseball.

Let us drink deeply of his timeless, heaven-kissed words ...

Print it indeed. 

Thank you, Lee Elia. Just ... thank you. 


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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for and He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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