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Yogi
Author Joanna Bujes
Date 03/10/08/21:13
Hit Count 356

*   "This is like deja vu all over again."

    * "You can observe a lot just by watching."

    * "He must have made that before he died." -- Referring to a Steve
      McQueen movie.

    * "I want to thank you for making this day necessary." -- On Yogi
      Berra Appreciation Day in St. Louis in 1947.

    * "I'd find the fellow who lost it, and, if he was poor, I'd return
      it." -- When asked what he would do if he found a million dollars.

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

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

    * "I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early."

    * "If you don't know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere
      else."

    * "If you can't imitate him, don't copy him."

    * "You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry
      enough to eat six."

    * "Baseball is 90% mental -- the other half is physical."

    * "It was impossible to get a conversation going; everybody was
      talking too much."

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

    * "A nickel isn't worth a dime today."

    * "Nobody goes there anymore; it's too crowded."

    * "It gets late early out there." -- Referring to the bad sun
      conditions in left field at the stadium.

    * "Glen Cove." -- Referring to Glenn Close on a movie review
      television show.

    * Once, Yogi's wife Carmen asked, "Yogi, you are from St. Louis, we
      live in New Jersey, and you played ball in New York. If you go
      before I do, where would you like me to have you buried?" Yogi
      replied, "Surprise me."

    * "Do you mean now?" -- When asked for the time.

    * "I take a two hour nap, from one o'clock to four."

    * "If you come to a fork in the road, take it."

    * "You give 100 percent in the first half of the game, and if that
      isn't enough in the second half you give what's left."

    * "90% of the putts that are short don't go in."

    * "I made a wrong mistake."

    * "Texas has a lot of electrical votes." -- During an election
      campaign, after George Bush stated that Texas was important to the
      election.

    * "Thanks, you don't look so hot yourself." -- After being told he
      looked cool.

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

    * "Yeah, but we're making great time!" -- In reply to "Hey Yogi, I
      think we're lost."

    * "If the fans don't come out to the ball park, you can't stop them."

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

    * "It's never happened in the World Series competition, and it still
      hasn't."

    * "How long have you known me, Jack? And you still don't know how to
      spell my name." -- Upon receiving a check from Jack Buck made out
      to "bearer."

    * "I'd say he's done more than that." -- When asked if first baseman
      Don Mattingly had exceeded expectations for the current season.

    * "The other teams could make trouble for us if they win."

    * "He can run anytime he wants. I'm giving him the red light." -- On
      the acquisition of fleet Ricky Henderson.

    * "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?"

    * "It ain't the heat; it's the humility."

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

    * "You should always go to other people's funerals; otherwise, they
      won't come to yours."

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

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