Yogi Berra RIP

Discussion in 'Humor - Jokes - Games and Diversions' started by stg58, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Yogi passed away which is sad and no joke but Yogi sure had some memorable quotes..
    This seemed like the best place to post on Yogisms..

    RIP Yogi!

    Yogisms: Yogi Berra's Best Sayings | MLB.com
    • Perhaps his most famous of all: "It ain't over 'til it's over."

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

    • On posterity: "I always thought that record would stand until it was broken."

    • "You can observe a lot by watching."

    • "If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be."

    • About a St. Louis restaurant: "No one goes there anymore. It's too crowded."

    • About the effect of the sun in left field in the old Yankee Stadium during late-season games: "It gets late early out there."

    • About Bill Dickey: "He learned me all his experience."

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

    • "We made too many wrong mistakes."

    • "Pie a la mode, with ice cream."

    • "I wish I had an answer to that, because I'm tired of answering that question."

    • "You tell the stupidest questions."

    • "Never answer an anonymous letter."

    • On the great Sandy Koufax: "I can see how he won 25 games. What I don't understand is how he lost five."

    • On lining up for a Spring Training drill: "Pair 'em up in threes."

    • On the 1973 Mets: "We were overwhelming underdogs."

    • The recording heard on the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center's phone: "This message won't be over 'til it's done."

    • "In baseball, you don't know nothing."

    • On being honored in his hometown of St. Louis during his rookie season: "I want to thank everybody for making this day necessary."

    • "The future ain't what it used to be."

    • "Why buy good luggage? You only use it when you travel."

    • On pregame preparation: "I usually take a two-hour nap from 1 to 4."

    • On advising a young player trying to emulate the great Frank Robinson's swing: "If you can't imitate him, don't copy him."

    • "I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did."

    • "All pitchers are liars or crybabies."

    • On his hitting approach: "I can't think and hit at the same time."

    • "So I'm ugly. I never saw anyone hit with his face."
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  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    One of my all time favorite guys....one of the great's in baseball, he will be missed!!!!
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  3. Capt. Tyree

    Capt. Tyree Hawkeye

    My favorite Yogi-ism: "If you see a fork in the road, take it."
    In his prime as a ballplayer he was very tough to strike out; and was also known as a "bad" ball hitter. He could swing at pitches outside of the strike zone, successfully making contact for singles, doubles, and homeruns. He wasn't the fleetest of foot, being a career catcher, so triples were rare for him.
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  4. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    A baseball record obscured by his persona. I'll miss ya Yogi! please tell me there is baseball in heaven....
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  5. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    There is a baseball heaven!!!!
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  6. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

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  7. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    A baseball legend overshadowed by his witticisms. RIP Yogi!
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