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  • Yogisms: Essential To Yogi Berra’s Legacy

    09/26/2015 10:56:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/25/2015 | Stella Morabito
    An emptiness always comes with the knowledge that a beloved personage no longer lives among us. We can feel this in Yogi Berra’s recent death at age 90. This is not only because of Berra’s extraordinary baseball record and the amazing American generation he represented, all of which Dan McLaughlin and Kevin Keating so expertly recounted here at The Federalist. It’s also because everybody knows that Berra’s great legacy is not entirely about baseball. His personality radiated way out of that ballpark. His manager, Casey Stengel, described him in 1949 as “a very strange fellow of very remarkable abilities.”...
  • Yogi Berra, RIP: It's Gotten Late Early Out Here

    09/24/2015 11:48:54 AM PDT · by BluesDuke · 16 replies
    Throneberry Fields Forever ^ | September 23, 2015 | Yours truly
    When Yogi Berra turned 90 in May, I wrote, “There are those who walk among us in their twilight and inspire us to think that, warts and all, our world still remains a lovely place to be simply because such people still walk among us.” Unfortunately, our world is now a little more empty by a lot, as the man himself might say, thanks to Berra’s death Tuesday night. It’s gotten late early out here. Sad, but not surprising, alas. It’s too often true that those in great love affairs that last not weeks, not months, but decades, do not...
  • Yogi Berra -- EIB Listener -- Was Everything You Thought He Would Be

    09/23/2015 11:38:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 23, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yogi Berra passed away at 90. You know, you're always surprised -- I am, anyway, you may find this tough to believe, but I'm always surprised to find out who listens to this program. I remember the first year I was at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, first year I was invited to play, there's always a dinner that the organizers throw. It's actually a heavy hors d'oeuvres cocktail reception, around 5:30 or 6 p.m. The tournament starts on a Wednesday, it's a five day tournament, or was, and it's always a Tuesday night, and this was the tournament...
  • Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra dies at 90

    09/23/2015 8:34:26 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 46 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 23, 2015 | By Mike Kupper
    Yogi Berra, a Hall of Fame catcher with the dynastic 1950s New York Yankees, known equally well among sports fans and non-fans for his absurdly profound “Yogi-isms” and his TV commercials, has died. He was 90. Berra died of natural causes Tuesday at his home in New Jersey, according to Dave Kaplan, the director of the Yogi Berra Museum. “While we mourn the loss of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather, we know he is at peace with Mom,” Berra's family said in a statement released by the museum. “We celebrate his remarkable life, and are thankful he meant so much...
  • A Tribute To a Great One: His Wise Words Are Timeless

    09/23/2015 8:12:04 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-23-2015 | MOTUS
    Today’s post is dedicated to the memory of the great Yogi BerraRIP Yogi 1925-2015Let’s just revel in some of the best Yogisms:“You can observe a lot by just watching.”“It's like déjà vu all over again.”“A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore.”“We made too many wrong mistakes.”“I usually take a two-hour nap from one to four.”“Pair up in threes.”“I don’t know (if they were men or women fans running naked). They had bags over their heads.”“I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats.”“I never said most of the...
  • Yogi Berra, Master Catcher With a Goofy Wit, Dies at 90

    09/23/2015 12:54:10 AM PDT · by NRx · 62 replies
    NY Times ^ | 09-23-2015 | BRUCE WEBER
    Yogi Berra, one of baseball’s greatest catchers and characters, who as a player was a mainstay of 10 Yankee championship teams and as a manager led both the Yankees and Mets to the World Series — but who may be more widely known as an ungainly but lovable cultural figure, inspiring a cartoon character and issuing a seemingly limitless supply of unwittingly witty epigrams known as Yogi-isms — died Tuesday. He was 90. His death was reported by the Yankees and by the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center Museum in Little Falls, N.J. Before moving to an assisted living...
  • Yogi Berra passes away; HOF legend was 90

    09/22/2015 11:29:17 PM PDT · by musicman · 173 replies
    MLB.com ^ | September 23, 2015 | Marty Noble
    <p>Just saw on MLB.TV that Yogi Berra has passed away at age 90.</p>
  • Petition: Award Yogi Berra The Presidential Medal of Freedom

    06/06/2015 4:26:59 PM PDT · by LonePalm · 18 replies
    Yogi Berra Museum ^ | 6/6/2015 | LonePalm
    We petition the 0bama administration to: Award Yogi Berra The Presidential Medal of Freedom for his military service, civil rights and educational activism. Yogi Berra should be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. A man of unimpeachable integrity and respect, he befriended the first black and Latino baseball players in Major League Baseball. Yogi enlisted in the U. S. Navy during World War II and served during the D-Day invasion. He continues to be an avid supporter of our armed forces. Berra greatly values education. While with the Yankees, he created a scholarship at Columbia University that is still active...
  • Yankees legend Yogi Berra celebrates 90th birthday

    05/13/2015 8:43:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 05/13/2015 | BY ERIC BARROW
    Yogi Berra may not be uttering his famous “Yogi-isms” anymore, but the Yankee icon summed up this day best years ago when he said, “I want to thank you for making this day necessary.” Lawrence Peter Berra, best known as Yogi — or Yog by his close friends — celebrated his 90th birthday on Tuesday at the New Jersey museum that bears his name, surrounded by close family and such New York baseball luminaries as Joe Torre, Ralph Branca, Willie Randolph and Mickey Rivers, to name a few. And he even received a call from former mayor Rudy Giuliani wishing...
  • Yogi Berra at 90: Quips and quotes from a Yankees icon

    05/12/2015 3:03:32 PM PDT · by TBP · 34 replies
    USA Today | May 12, 2015 | Josh Peter
    Happy 90th birthday to the great Yogi Berra, Hall of Famer player, coach, and manager, wit and occasional philosopher. Unfortunately, since USA Today is Gannett, link only. Doesn't mean I can't comment.
  • Yogi Berra, D-Day Vet, Honored on 70th Anniversary

    06/06/2014 5:47:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Friday, Jun 6, 2014 | Wayne Parry
    Lawrence Peter Berra, a minor league baseball player who would later become known worldwide as Yogi, emerged unscathed from that bloody daySeventy years ago, a 19-year-old from St. Louis was on a small attack boat launching rockets at the Germans during the Allied invasion of Normandy. Lawrence Peter Berra, a minor league baseball player who would later become known worldwide as Yogi, emerged unscathed from that bloody day. Now 89 years old, Berra was honored Friday by the New Jersey museum that bears his name, as well as by the Navy and several veterans groups. His age prevented him from...
  • FOX NEWS: LEGENDARY YOGI BERRA IN GRAVE CONDITION

    03/10/2011 9:49:40 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 38 replies
    FOX NEWS LIVE | 10 MARCH 2011 | FOX NEWS LIVE
    Yogi Berra rushed to FL hospital...
  • Yogi Berra has a special gift for President Obama

    08/04/2010 9:40:54 AM PDT · by newjerseynewsroom · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Raleigh Telegram ^ | 8/2/10 | Raleigh Telegram
    Celebrity and entertainment correspondent Tom Murro says that baseball legend Yogi Berra has a unique gift for President Barack Obama. As Yogi would say, "It ain't over till it's over," and the Hall of Famer is still going strong. Yogi Berra, who now lives in Montclair, New Jersey is an 15-time All-Star and three-time winner of the American League’s Most Valuable Player award as a catcher for the New York Yankees. Berra, who obviously has a sense of humor, was right on the money when he famously stated that “baseball is 90% mental — the other half is physical.” Celebrity...
  • A gift for the president from baseball legend Yogi Berra

    08/04/2010 9:41:10 AM PDT · by newjerseynewsroom · 11 replies
    Wshington Times ^ | 7/31/10 | Tom Murro
    Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra has met every sitting U.S. president since 1945 - except for Barack Obama. Yogi Berra's gift for President Obama Yogi Berra autographing the picture He has, however, met first lady Michelle Obama, and the Yankees did send him a ceremonial throw out ball signed by the president. But to date, he has not had the opportunity to shake hands with the Commander in Chief. Mr. Berra is just one of the many interesting celebs I have encountered. When Berra learned of my chance meeting in 2009 with President Barack Obama, he agreed to sign...
  • Happy 85th birthday, Yogi Berra! The Yankee great’s gift to President Obama remains undelivered

    05/13/2010 2:32:32 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 39 replies · 2,804+ views
    New Jersey Newsroom ^ | May 12, 2010 | ANDREW LAGOMARSINO
    Yogi Berra, the former New York Yankees great, turns 85 years young today. As Yogi would say, "It ain't over till it's over," and the Hall of Famer is still going strong. Yogi of Montclair, N.J ... .the 15-time All-Star and three-time winner of the A.L. MVP was right on the money when he said, "Baseball is 90% mental — the other half is physical." Well, Yogi and NewJerseynewsroom.com have a special connection. You see, Tom Murro, the Celebrity Magnet who writes entertainment features for NJNR, had his picture taken with President Obama a while back and Yogi graciously offered...
  • What is your favorite Berra-ism?

    11/12/2009 11:36:58 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 76 replies · 2,025+ views
    11/12/09 | vanity
    This thread may go nowhere, but it could be fun. What are your favorite Berra-isms, malapropisms or otherwise ludicrous quotes. Here are three: You could have knocked me over with a fender. (Not sure who said this.)We've all passed a lot of water under the bridge. (I made this one up myself, I think)Rich Folkers is throwing up in the bullpen. (attributed to former Padres broadcaster Jerry Coleman.)Anyone like to share?
  • Photoshop: Yogi Berra Sez "It ain't Over Till It's Over" ... Vote McCain - Palin

    10/22/2008 11:03:59 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 88 replies · 1,710+ views
    MeekOneGOP Photobucket ^ | October 22, 2008 | MeekOneGOP
    Just made and uploaded this pic to my Photobucket this a.m.! My take is that the MSM / Lamestream Media is out to suppress the GOP vote. They are WAAAAAAYYYY overpolling Democraps in their polls, IGNORING factual stories negative for Obama and doing EVERYTHING they can to SMEAR McCain and especially PALIN with their lies. I think this will blow up in their faces. When GOP voters see the tainted polls slanted to favor Socialist Obama, the GOP fence-sitters will crawl across broken glass to KEEP the Socialist Obama outta the White House !!! Here in Texas, the first...
  • No. 8 turns 80; Happy birthday to Yogi

    05/12/2005 8:53:54 PM PDT · by kingattax · 15 replies · 444+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May. 11, 2005 | WAYNE PARRY
    MONTCLAIR, N.J. - It still ain't over for Yogi Berra. The anchor of the New York Yankees dynasty of the 1950s and the man who uttered countless malapropisms, Berra was recently asked what he thought of octogenarians when he was a young man. "I don't know. There weren't too many of them living at that time," the Hall of Fame catcher said. On Thursday, one of the most enduring and beloved figures in sports turns 80. Berra plans to spend his birthday at home with his wife, Carmen, his children and 10 grandchildren, probably having a backyard barbecue. And he'll...
  • Icon, Yogi, still, going, strong, at, 80

    05/12/2005 4:06:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 1,018+ views
    Yogi Berra.com ^ | May 12, 2005 | Yogi Berra
    Yogi-isms — “I didn’t really say everything I said.” — “You can observe a lot by watching.” — “You mean now?” (In response to being asked what time it was) — “The future ain’t what it used to be.” — “It gets late early out there.” — “Nobody goes there anymore; it’s too crowded.” — “So I’m ugly. So what? I never saw anyone hit with his face.” — “Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.” — “We just agree differently.” (On his clashes with Yankees owner George Steinbrenner when Berra managed the team) — “Thanks. You...
  • UNBERRABLE 'SEX'

    02/02/2005 5:44:37 AM PST · by presidio9 · 51 replies · 2,200+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 2, 2005 | DAREH GREGORIAN
    He's known for Yogi-isms, but Yogi Berra doesn't want to know from Yogasms. The Yankee legend has filed a $10 million lawsuit against Turner Broadcasting Systems for using his name in a "hurtful" advertisement for its "Sex and the City" reruns — an ad that "created a false image of [Berra] that is both contrary to his personality, lifestyle and character as well as abhorrent to him personally." The ad, which appeared on numerous city buses and billboards and in magazines around the world, features what the suit calls a "rather provocative" photo of "Sex" star Kim Cattrall's promiscuous "Samantha"...
  • Berra Shuns Sex and the City Ad with Hefty Lawsuit

    02/01/2005 8:37:06 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 45 replies · 1,117+ views
    NEW YORK -- Hall of Famer Yogi Berra has filed a $10 million lawsuit against TBS, claiming the cable television network sullied his name by using it in a racy advertisement for its Sex and the City reruns. Berra's papers, filed in Manhattan's state Supreme Court, say the Turner Broadcasting System Inc. ad, which has appeared on buses and in subways, caused "severe damage to his reputation" with its reference to Kim Cattrall's sexually promiscuous character, Samantha. The offending ad, Berra's court papers say, queried readers about the definition of "yogasm." Possible definitions: (a) a type of yo-yo trick, (b)...
  • Sex And The Yogi--Yankee great sues TBS for misappropriating his reputable name -

    02/01/2005 5:48:49 PM PST · by CT CONSERVATIVE · 44 replies · 1,038+ views
    Smoking Gun ^ | 1/31/05
    Claiming that his good name has been sullied by a "Sex and the City" advertisement, baseball legend Yogi Berra has sued Turner Broadcasting System for $10 million. In the below New York State Supreme Court complaint, Berra, 79, contends that TBS improperly used his name in outdoor ads (on buses and subway kiosks) promoting the cable channel's reruns of the racy HBO show starring Sarah Jessica Parker. Noting that he is a married grandfather and a "deeply religious man who has maintained and continues to maintain a moral lifestyle,