Wednesday, September 23, 2015

In Memoriam: Yogi Berra

One of the game's greatest characters and winners passed away on Tuesday at the age of 90 - Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra.   Coincidently, he passed away exactly 69 years to the day of his MLB debut.
1954 Topps

Instead of going through all of his accomplishments, there are many.  I will honor Mr. Berra with his Yogi-isms.  He was a very bright man, but couldn't quite say what was on his mind in a very eloquent way.  Yes, Berra said all of the following:

-A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore.

-Baseball is ninety percent mental, the other half is physical

-Bill Dickey is learning me his experience

-I always thought a record would stand until it was broken

-So I am ugly, I never saw anyone hit with their face

-It gets late early out there

-It's deja vu all over again

-Nobody goes there anymore because it's too crowded

-You can observe a lot just from watching

-The game isn't over until it's over

-We made too many wrong mistakes

-You should go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours

-You've got to be careful if don't know where you are going because you might not get there

-When you come to a fork in the road, take it

-If people don't want to come out to the ballpark, how are you going to stop them?

-I never said most of the things I said

RIP Yogi You will be greatly missed.

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