Friday, April 10, 2015

Yogi Berra is still with us

I have long known of Yogi Berra, the baseball player and coach, and his famous sayings. But for some reason I assumed he was a long-dead figure from early in the last century.

Not a bit of it. He is alive today, aged 89.

To celebrate this welcome news, here are some of the sayings attributed to him:
"If the fans don't come out to the ball park, you can't stop them."
"It's déjà vu all over again."
[On why he no longer went to Ruggeri's, a St. Louis restaurant.]
"Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded."
[When asked if a player had exceeded expectations for the season.]
"I'd say he's done more than that."
"You should always go to other people's funerals. Otherwise, they won't come to yours."


Nance Crawford said...

As a confirmed Richardian, I absolutely agree that a yearly celebration of light is a wonderful idea. I and many others crossed the pond to be in Leicester and the fireworks display was breathtaking (although a couple of times the way the flames were bouncing off the belfry made be glad it wasn't wood!). I fell in love with the city and its warm and generous people and hope to return very soon.

Jonathan Calder said...

Thank you for the comment, Nance. I suspect you meant to leave it on another post on this blog, so I have added it there.

James Pearn said...

You forgot, "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."