Tuesday, August 5, 2008


As I don't have cable, I don't see any of those commercials featuring Yogi Berra. So, I'm 'borrowing' from Chuck again. Here are some of my favorites:

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

"It gets late early around here."

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

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

"When you get to a fork in the road, take it."

"A home opener is always exciting, no matter if it's home or on the road."

"I usually take a two hour nap from 1 to 4."

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

"That's his style of hitting. If you can't imitate him, don't copy him."

"You can observe a lot by watching."

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

"If you don't know where you're going, you'll wind up somewhere else."

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

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

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

"Never answer an anonymous letter."

"If they don't want to come, you can't stop them."

"Always go to other people's funerals -- otherwise they won't go to yours."

"Think! How the hell are you gonna think and hit at the same time?"

"Why buy good luggage? You only use it when you travel!!"

"Ninety percent of this game is half mental."

When asked what makes a good manager of a baseball team, he said, "A good ball club."

When asked what time it is, he said, "What? You mean right now?"

When he was asked if first baseman Don Mattingly had exceeded expectations, Yogi said, "I'd say he's done more than that!"

When he was told that he looked cool in his summer suit by the mayor's wife, he said, "You don't look so hot yourself."

(By the way, my Astros beat the Cubs last night in a six hour rain-delayed game that was FInally called in the 8th inning. Should have been called much earlier. Lance Berkman even ran off the field due to the close proximity of the lightning strikes. Ridiculous umpires!)


whalechaser said...

The lightning strikes were pretty severe and the wind velocity forced the evacuation of the stadium. It was one crowded mess and fortunately no one was seriously injured.
Yes I thought our Cubbies would have done a little better last night...they certainly made up for it today.
Singin' that song now...go cubs go....ta da da da da da cubs are gonna win today....

Goldenrod said...

HaHaHaHaHaHaHa!!!!! Just got your comment. Laughed and laughed and laughed.

NOT funny about you guys being at the game last night! That must have been really scary. Glad you're OK.

We'll see what tomorrow brings.

Chuck said...

I read this post, but I'm wondering where the follow-up report of today's game is?

Goldenrod said...

Nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah!

Goldenrod said...

And hey! Where was your comment on my post of August 1st ... "Baseball standings"???