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Yogi Berraisms----something to brighten your day

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by bigdogtx, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2006
    Lawrence Peter Berra played Major League Baseball for 19 years for the New York Yankees.
    He played on 10 World Series Championship teams, is a MLB Hall of Famer and has some awe-inspiring stats.
    His name is consistently brought up as one of the best catchers in baseball history, and he was voted to the Team of the Century in 1999.
    Amazing accomplishments aside, they probably aren't how you know Lawrence. You know him as Yogi, a nickname given to him by a friend who likened his cross-legged sitting to a yogi.
    Yogi is famous for his fractured English, malapropisms and sometimes nonsensical quotes.
    He's closing in on 86, and there seems to be no end to his fan's love for him.
    Here are 25 Yogi Berra quotes that will make you shake your head and smile.

    1. "It's like deja vu all over again."

    2. "We made too many wrong mistakes."

    3. "You can observe a lot just by watching."

    4. "A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore."

    5. "He hits from both sides of the plate. He's amphibious."

    6. "If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be."

    7. "If you don't know where you're going, you might end up some place else."

    8. Responding to a question about remarks attributed to him that he did not think were his:
    "I really didn't say everything I said."

    9. "The future ain't what it use to be."

    10. "I think Little League is wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house."

    11. On why he no longer went to Ruggeri's, a St. Louis restaurant:
    "Nobody goes there anymore because it's too crowded."

    12. "I always thought that record would stand until it was broken."

    13. "We have deep depth."

    14. "All pitchers are liars or crybabies."

    15. When giving directions to Joe Garagiola to his New Jersey home, which is accessible by two routes:
    "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

    16. "Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours."

    17. "Never answer anonymous letters."

    18. On being the guest of honor at an awards banquet:
    "Thank you for making this day necessary."

    19. "The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase."

    20. "Half the lies they tell about me aren't true."

    21. As a general comment on baseball: "90% of the game is half mental."

    22. "I don't know (if they were men or women running naked across the field).
    They had bags over their heads."

    23. "It gets late early out there."

    24. Carmen Berra, Yogi's wife asked: "Yogi, you are from St. Louis , we live in New Jersey , and you played ball in New York . If you go before I do, where would you like me to have you buried?" Yogi's answer: "Surprise me."

    25. "It ain't over till it's over."
  2. CharlieAMA

    CharlieAMA TS Supporters TS Supporters

    Jan 29, 1998
    God's Country
    Good post. I'm still laughing. Thanks.
  3. Bisi

    Bisi TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Yogi order a pizza for himself in a resturant. The owner asked him how many pieces he wanted it cut into - 4 or 6? Yogi is reported to have answered - cut it into 4, I don't think I can eat 6 pieces. LOL
  4. WoodsonEnt

    WoodsonEnt Active Member

    May 20, 2008
    I have heard some of them, but not all. I am too young to remember Yogi, but the stories are still funny!
  5. Tugboat

    Tugboat Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    I met Yogi when I was a kid. He and Phil Rizzuto came to our Queens neighborhood to visit Phil's parents. They were gentlemen and appeared to enjoy seeing all their young fans. Here's one more.."Nobody goes to that restaurant anymore, it's too crowded".
  6. lostbrd

    lostbrd Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    One of my all time favorite Berraisms----"I think they should move first base back a couple of feet to eliminate all those close plays" Love that one!
  7. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2006
    LB,,,,,,,that was great and as a former umpire,,,,,,,,I can empathize........
  8. Zu Brechen

    Zu Brechen Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    South Central PA
    Good memories and great times. Thanks for sharing!
  9. JLSO5

    JLSO5 Member

    Dec 26, 2008
    He was the BEST bad pitch hitter that ever lived.
  10. Tim Earney

    Tim Earney Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    I was born and raised in the St. Louis area and still live nearby. A few years ago I had the pleasure of meeting an old time American Legion baseball manager from the Hill neighborhood where Yogi lived. He told me that as far as he knew, he was the only manager who ever cut Yogi Berra. Yogi was 14 years old at the time and trying out for the senior team.