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Twenty-five years ago, Lee Elia blew several gaskets

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Tuesday, as you all know, is one of the most sacred dates on the sports media calendar, more so this year than most.

Yes, it's been 25 years since Cubs manager Lee Elia unleashed the greatest manager/coach rant in sports history, at least among those captured for posterity by journalists.

Here is the story from my venerable Tribune teammate (for now) Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune.

Here is Elia talking about it, 25 years later.

Here are links to some other famous rants. But not Tommy Lasorda's classic, in which he uses profanity as liberally as Elia did.

Here is how the Tribune covered the story in the next day's paper.

And here is the audio. Even with the bleeps, it's R-rated.

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