Yogisms

Yogi and the Babe

Lawrence Peter Berra's Wisdom

"You can't think and hit at the same time."

"The future ain't what it used to be."

"We were overwhelming underdogs."
Reminiscing about the 1969 Amazing Mets

"If you ask me a question I don't know, I'm not going to answer."

"I wish I had an answer to that, because I'm tired of answering that question."

"Never answer an anonymous letter."

"Four.  I don't think I can eat eight."
When asked if he wanted his pizza cut into four or eight slices.

"Always go to other perople's funerals, otherwise they won't go to yours."

"All pitchers are liars or crybabies."

"Slump? I ain't in no slump... I'm just not hitting."

"The wind always seems to blow against catchers when they're running."

"A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore."

"Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical."

"Bill Dickey is learning me his experience."

"He hits from both sides of the plate. He's amphibious."

"We're lost, but we're making good time."

"I always thought that record would stand until it was broken."

"I can see how he (Sandy Koufax) won twenty-five games. What I don't understand is how he lost five."

"I don't know (if they were men or women fans running naked across the field). They had bags over their heads."

"If people don't want to come out to the ballpark, how are you going to stop them?"

"I'm a lucky guy and I'm happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary."

"I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did."

"In baseball, you don't know nothing."

"I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn't my fault that I'm not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?"

"I didn't really say everything I said."

"It ain't the heat, it's the humility."

"It gets late early out there."

"It's deja vu all over again."

"I wish everybody had the drive he (Joe DiMaggio) had. He never did anything wrong on the field. I'd never seen him dive for a ball, everything was a chest-high catch, and he never walked off the field."

"Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets and the kids out of the house."

"Nobody goes there anymore because it's too crowded."

"So I'm ugly. I never saw anyone hit with his face."

"Take it with a grin of salt."

"It ain't over 'til it's over."

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

"You can observe a lot just by watching."

"You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going because you might not get there."

"We made too many wrong mistakes."

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it."
NOTE FROM STEVE: Most people are unaware of the origin of this quote. Living near Mr. Berra in NJ, I can vouch for this fact. To get to Yogi's house, which is up a small mountainous area in Montclair, one has to drive up the large hill until you come to a fork. Since the road ahead loops around in a circle, regardless of which way you go, you get to Yogi's house. Hence the quote "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

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