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(NYPost)   Yogi Berra delivered baseball's most memorable quotes: A record that will stand until broken   (nypost.com) divider line
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2015-09-23 8:41:41 AM  
Wow. Heaven is so crowded nobody goes there any more.

It ain't over till it's over.

If there's a fork in the road, take it.

If you don't go to their funeral they won't come to yours.

RIP funny man.
 
2015-09-23 10:45:46 AM  
At least half of those are brilliant.

Dude shoulda been a writer.
 
2015-09-23 12:03:28 PM  
he's in heaven now, throwing back a couple of cold ones with Wade Boggs. God rest their souls.
 
2015-09-23 12:07:20 PM  

Pazuzu Smith-Jones: At least half of those are brilliant.

Dude shoulda been a writer.


The other 90 percent were pretty good, too.
 
2015-09-23 12:19:06 PM  
Another record that will never be broken, he caught both games of a double header 117 times.
 
2015-09-23 12:19:51 PM  
Oh, to have been a New York sports writer when Yogi and Casey Stengel were Yankees.
 
2015-09-23 12:25:03 PM  

uutan: Another record that will never be broken, he caught both games of a double header 117 times.


I wonder what Yogi had to say about how farking hot it is on a ball field when he had his gear on for five hours.  Probably unprintable for public consumption.
 
2015-09-23 1:13:51 PM  
So, ... it's over?
 
2015-09-23 1:44:36 PM  

Pazuzu Smith-Jones: At least half of those are brilliant.

Dude shoulda been a writer.


He might have been. There's a certain amount of skepticism toward the quotes: How many of them were printed in newspaper stories where sportswriters might have taken liberty with them?
 
2015-09-23 1:59:19 PM  

kbronsito: he's in heaven now, throwing back a couple of cold ones with Wade Boggs. God rest their souls.


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R.I.P. Boss Hogg
 
2015-09-23 2:26:26 PM  
In Allen Barra's 2009 book, "Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee," he tells the story of an on-plate encounter between Berra and Aaron during that '57 series that would become part of baseball lore:
Mike Groll / AP

Berra was a master tactician who threw dirt on batters' shoes and needled players with his witt from behind the plate.

"In the 1957 Series, despite the hostility between the Yankees and Braves, Yogi went out of his way to convey his experience to the twenty-three-year-old Henry Aaron, who, after all, had hit only .322 that season.
"Hank," Yogi reminded the NL's batting champ of 1956 in a tone of avuncular concern, "you need to hold the bat so you can read the label. You're gonna break that bat. You've to to be able to read the label."

"Didn't come up here to read," Aaron calmly replied
 
2015-09-23 2:59:16 PM  
Abe Vigoda had better worry because he looks like Yogi.
 
2015-09-23 5:43:57 PM  
Ok I'm not a Yogi Berra guy at all in fact I thought he was dead long ago, like back in the 80's long ago, but can somebody answer me this: these quotes, was he trying to be funny or was he just a moron?
 
2015-09-23 5:48:02 PM  

natural316: Ok I'm not a Yogi Berra guy at all in fact I thought he was dead long ago, like back in the 80's long ago, but can somebody answer me this: these quotes, was he trying to be funny or was he just a moron?


Well,  it's said that he dropped out of school when he was in the 8th grade. And he was a Yankee.
 
2015-09-23 7:14:48 PM  

natural316: Ok I'm not a Yogi Berra guy at all in fact I thought he was dead long ago, like back in the 80's long ago, but can somebody answer me this: these quotes, was he trying to be funny or was he just a moron?


Ummm.I can assure you a moron would not be one of the most quotable people of 4 generations.

/Checks profile

// huh
 
2015-09-23 8:21:20 PM  
When he heard that a Jewish mayor was elected in Dublin, Yogi commented, "Yeah, only in America can a thing like this happen."
 
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