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Remembering Yogi; In His Words

yogistadiumseatCleatGeeks does not like to mourn the death of our sports heroes, we like to celebrate their lives! In so doing, here are some of the more widely quoted philosophies of Yogi Berra, the New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher who died Tuesday at the age of 90 who will be sorely missed, and forever remembered.

On his approach to at-bats: ”You can’t think and hit at the same time.”

After a defeat: “We made too many wrong mistakes.”

On his team’s diminishing pennant chances: ”It ain’t over ’till it’s over.”

On the present condition of his team: “The future ain’t what it used to be.”

On learning: ”You can observe a lot by watching.”

On traveling: “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.”yogi-berra-quotes-5

On death: ”Always go to other people’s funerals. Otherwise they won’t go to yours.”

On spending money:“Why buy good luggage, you only use it when you travel.”

On his approach to playing baseball: ”Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.”

When asked about pitchers: “All pitchers are liars or crybabies.”

On a spring training drill: ”Pair off in threes.”

“Bill Dickey is learning me his experience.”

On being given a day in his honor: ”Thank you for making this day necessary.”

“He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious.”

On fan mail: ”Never answer an anonymous letter.”yogiB&W

On being asked what time it was: ”You mean now?”

When asked about records: “I always thought that record would stand until it was broken.”

On battling the shadows in left field at Yankee Stadium: ”It gets late early out there.”

Speaking about Sandy Koufax“I can see how he (Sandy Koufax) won 25 games. What I don’t understand is how he lost five.”

On travel directions: ”When you come to a fork in the road take it.”fork-quotes-3

On pregame rest: ”I usually take a two-hour nap from 1 to 4.”

On people running out onto the field of plat: “I don’t know (if they were men or women fans running naked across the field). They had bags over their heads.”

On baseball attendance: ”If people don’t come to the ballpark, how are you gonna stop them?”

On being a Yankee: “I’m a lucky guy and I’m happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary.”

On economics: ”A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”

On the state of schools “I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.”

On economics: ”A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”

About the game of baseball “In baseball, you don’t know nothing.”Yogi-Berra-quote

On selecting a restaurant: ”Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”

On not hitting: “I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?”

On travel directions: ”When you come to a fork in the road take it.”

On the 1973 Mets: ”We were overwhelming underdogs.”

On a slipping batting average: ”Slump? I ain’t in no slump. … I just ain’t hitting.”

Please read the article twice, so it can seem like deja vu all over again.


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