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The wisdom of Yogi Berra

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Feb 28, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

You see some interesting things if you pay attention around the Yankees. Like 6-foot-10 Andrew Brackman asking 5-foot-8 Yogi Berra to autograph a photo.

I went over to ask Yogi if he had watched Brackman pitch.

“Not bad,” he said. “That kid is tall. He should play basketball.”

I told him that Brackman had played two years at North Carolina State.

“See?” Berra said with a twinkle in his eye. “I told you so.”

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19 Responses to “The wisdom of Yogi Berra”

  1. Rebecca-Optimist Prime...Staying to Write the Story February 28th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    You know, if I ever had the luxury and honor of meeting Berra, I’d be too speechless to say anything.

  2. Mike R. - Retire 21 February 28th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    I see Yogi’s already in mid-season form. I love that man.

  3. Erik A February 28th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    The man’s a genius.

  4. S.A.-The 2009 MLB season is almost here February 28th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Yogi rocks :lol:

  5. Nick February 28th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Ah, I love Yogi.

  6. able 21 February 28th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Yogi is in tune.

  7. EricNS February 28th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Love you Yogi!

  8. Noreaster February 28th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    The man is a sage…

  9. PAT M. February 28th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Yogi is a tall 5-8…

  10. GreenBeret7 February 28th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    PAT M.
    February 28th, 2009 at 5:24 pm
    Yogi is a tall 5-8…

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    Best line I ever read about Berra was when Dan Topping and George Weiss ever saw Berra in his Navy uniform (when he was signed). Weiss said, He sure doesn’t look like much of a ballplayer.” Topping said, “Hell, he doesn’t even look like much of a sailor.”

  11. Golden February 28th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Yogi is the best.

  12. Steve February 28th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Yogi=Awesome

  13. Saroj February 28th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    I love Yogi Berra! Seems like the nicest guy I’d probably ever meet, if I were only so lucky!

  14. Ed H. February 28th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    There’s my main man.

  15. BillyJoBob February 28th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    I’ve loved Yogi since 1954, I almost don’t forgive myself for idolizing Mantle growing up when Yogi was the brains behind the outfit and a 3X MVP. I didn’t really appreciate him until my baseball knowledge grew.

    Speaking of genius, here are a number of Stengel quotes about Yogi and others. This is my fave — “Why has our pitching been so great? Our catcher (Yogi Berra) that’s why. He looks cumbersome but he’s quick as a cat.”

    http://www.baseball-almanac.co.....teng.shtml

    I hope he’s around forever …

  16. tien February 28th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Yogi is so cute.

  17. kimmiebruce March 1st, 2009 at 12:05 am

    I have been fortunate enough to meet Yogi twice, and stand next to him at an event at his museum. I am 5’9″, and he is no 5’8″! However, his presence in a room certainly adds to his “stature”–he is every bit the wise and funny man he appears to be.

  18. Kathy March 1st, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Yogi is a treasure — may he long be with us.

    As I kid, I insisted upon drinking Yoo-Hoo even though I didn’t really like it, just because he was the pitchman in the commercials.

  19. pat April 2nd, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    :yourock:

    :rock:

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