Smarter Than The Average Berra: Top Ten Yogi-isms
Yogi Berra: Hall of famer, most World Series rings of anyone, and the best Yankee catcher. As if he didn't have a good enough playing career, he made himself more famous with his Yogi-isms.
I doubt Yogi knew he would get famous for is speech patterns, but he did. Famous enough, in fact, you could write and article about them.
Here it is.
The quotes are to make you laugh, to remember, and even to think.
Everyone has a favorite.
Here are the best.
Thank you, Yogi, for giving writers something to write about.
10: It Ain't Over
"It Ain't over 'till it's over"
Another highly used sports quote, I really like this one...mostly because it reminds me of the Buckner inccedent...
"Little League Baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets."
I love this one...and I think it's really true.
8: All over again
"It's like deja vu all over again."
Now this quote is one of the most used sports quotes.
“We made too many wrong mistakes.”
I have yet to find a 'right' mistake...
6: Come on in!
If people don't want to come out to the ball park, nobody's going to stop them.
I really understand Yogi on this one. It's true: If people won't come to the park, it is very hard to stop them.
Gotta love the picture...
5: Take it
"When you come to a fork in the road, take it."
I actually really like this quote. It's like a grab life by the horns quote...or it's juts Yogi being Yogi.
By the way, thats the fork used in "The Muppets Movie..."
"You should always go to other people's funerals, otherwise, they won't come to yours."
3: Tough Predictions
"It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future."
Is there such thing as a past-diction?
2: Too Crowded
"Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded."
Well, they opened a new stadium, Yogi, so we don't have to worry about that anymore.
"Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical."
Most people don't know this, but in the offseason, Berra studied math at BS University in New York.
He failed the class.
A few snuffs
"You can observe a lot by just watching."
"The future ain't what it used to be."
And last but not least: "I never said most of the things I said."