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Monday, November 07, 2005

Yoggi Berra Quotes

This is like deja vu all over again.

Half the game is 90% mental.

If I didn't wake up, I'd still be sleeping.

Slump ? I ain't in no slump. I just ain't hittin.

Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical

You can observe a lot just by watching.

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

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.

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

If you can't imitate him, don't copy him.

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

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

A nickel isn't worth a dime today.

Nobody goes there anymore; it's too crowded.

Once, Yogi's wife Carmen 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 replied, "Surprise me."

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

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

If you come to a fork in the road, take it.

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.

I made a wrong mistake.

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.

It's never happened in the World Series competition, and it still hasn't.

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

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

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

I didn't really say everything I said.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

good quotes, but just so you know, his name is YOGI BERRA, not yoggi.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006 12:58:00 PM  
Blogger Coach said...

There is another story to tell; I hope I have it right. It seems that one year, following his team's World Series win, they were invited to the White House to meet the President and his wife and have lunch on the lawn. It was a very warm Autumn day; Yogi wore a white suit, shirt, tie, shoes, and Panama hat. While being introduced to the First Lady, she said, "Yogi, you're looking very cool today!" He reportedly replied, "Thanks Ma'am; you don't look so hot yourself!"

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 2:03:00 PM  

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