Wednesday, April 3, 2013


It's (the week of) opening day!!  In case there is anyone out there who doesn't know who's playing this season, I'll let Abbott & Costello tell you:

Yogi Berra, who was with the New York Yankees for about 20 years, must have been a genius.  He apparently invented his own language, which seems to be some sort of English.  Here are some examples:

"This is like deja vu all over again."

"You can observe a lot just by watching."

"He must have made that before he died." -- Referring to a Steve McQueen movie.

"I want to thank you for making this day necessary." -- On Yogi Berra Appreciation Day in St. Louis in 1947.

"I'd find the fellow who lost it, and, if he was poor, I'd return it." -- When asked what he would do if he found a million dollars.

"You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there."

"I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early."

"If you don't know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else."

"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."

"Baseball is 90% mental -- the other half is physical."

"It was impossible to get a conversation going; everybody was talking too much."

"Slump? I ain't in no slump. I just ain't hitting."

"A nickel isn't worth a dime today."

"Nobody goes there anymore; it's too crowded."Referring to a restaurant.

"It gets late early out there." -- Referring to the bad sun conditions in left field at the stadium.

"Do you mean now?" -- When asked for the time.

"I take a two hour nap, from one o'clock to four."

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it."When asked for directions to his home.

"You give 100 percent in the first half of the game, and if that isn't enough in the second half you give what's left."

"90% of the putts that are short don't go in."

"Texas has a lot of electrical votes." -- During an election campaign, after George Bush stated that Texas was important to the election.

"Thanks, you don't look so hot yourself." -- After being told he looked cool.

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

"Yeah, but we're making great time!" -- In reply to "Hey Yogi, I think we're lost."

"If the fans don't come out to the ball park, you can't stop them."

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

"The other teams could make trouble for us if they win."

“It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.”

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

"I didn't really say everything I said."

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  1. Loved the post, especially the Yogi-isms. My two favorite words are "play ball."

  2. That's the best comedy routine EVER! It just never gets old. Thanks.


    1. I agree--this is the 2nd time I've posted it!!

  3. I just had this flash of imagining you being married to Yogi Berra!!!! What a crazy life you would have had. And he too. His quotes are priceless and I laughed so hard, my tummy ache came back. I'll be OK though. Phew.........

    1. Can you imagine if my brain worked the way it does & I talked like Yogi Berra? FRIGHTENING!!

  4. I love the Yogi Berra quotes. My husband was usually saying them.
    I didn't know you had written a book. How do you find the time. Good for you.

    1. Once I started writing, I couldn't stop. I almost expected to see "Stop me before I write again" scrawled in lipstick on my bathroom mirror!

  5. I think my mom was related to Yogi. She was pretty good at mangling the English language. She couldn't get our names straight and would yell for one of us and get mad when the kid whose name she had shouted came running because she really wanted to smack one of the other kids.


    1. Don't all mothers of more than one kid do that? I did!!

    2. Favorite Young Man was an only child for 6+ years. I called him by the dog's name.

  6. As long as the Sox do better this year than last it's all good here. Of course, I think I could have done better playing for the Red Sox last year. :)

    1. Have faith Grasshopper--there could be a miracle!!

  7. Makes you wonder if Yogi Berra secretly worked at those quotes or if they just popped out of his mouth.

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  9. Dear Fishducky, Yogi was one of a kind. As a child growing up I listened on the radio to the Blues play baseball. They were the Yankee farm team here in Kansas City during the 40s and 50s, Because of them, I also followed the Yankees and Yogi was one of my favorites! Peace.


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