Wednesday, September 23, 2015

1846. It's over.

Goodbye to the great Yogi Berra
He managed a ball diamond's terra
Firma like no one could
No buffoon, he was good!
His death brings an end to an era.

He will be remembered both for his "Yogi-isms" ('It ain't over 'til it's over', 'When you come to a fork in the road, take it', 'Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded') and also for his sparkling playing career -- 3 MVPs, 10 World Series wins, 15 straight years as an All-Star.

One of my favorite Yogi stories claims that, during Spring Training, the Yankees were invited to a party hosted by a St. Petersburg social club.  A woman approached Yogi and said, "Mr. Berra, you certainly look cool in that seersucker suit."  Yogi replied, "Thank you ma'am.  You don't look too hot yourself."

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