Yogi Berra: Catcher in the Wry


Born May 12  was Yogi Berra
Greatest catcher of his era.
His Yogi-isms* make us grin
Like deja vu all over again.


*My favorites:

1. When asked if the fans who ran naked on the field were men or women, Yogi said, "I don't know. They had bags on their heads."

2. "You can observe a lot by watching."

3. "Never answer an anonymous letter."

4. "Baseball is 90 percent physical. The other half is mental."

5. "You should always go to other people's funerals; otherwise, they won't come to yours."

6. "it ain't the heat; it's the humility."

7. Dining at an Italian restaurant,  Yogi was asked by the waitress how she should slice his pizza.  Yogi replied, "You better make it 4 slices; I don't think I could eat 8."

8. Yogi's wife, Carmen: "Yogi, you are from St. Louis, we live in New Jersey, and you played in New York. If you should die before me, where should I bury you?"     Yogi: "Surprise me."

9. "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

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  • A triple-play---Braque to du Maurier to Berra! Thanks for remembering Yogi...

  • Weather Girl, thanks for visiting once more. I almost left Yogi on the bench.

  • Thank you for such a winning piece--makes my day all over again

  • I was waiting for #9.

    Also there was "it's so crowded, nobody goes there anymore," which makes sense to me.

    Come to think about it, #3 makes sense in the Internet age. He was just 50 years too early.

    Was there also "smarter than the average Berra?" No, that was his namesake.

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