Push Pin Wisdom (Special Edition)

(Push Pin Wisdom is an occasional series which offers, without comment, things others have said or written which I found informative, amusing or thought-provoking, maybe all three. This time around, a special tribute to arguably the best catcher in the history of baseball, who died yesterday at the age of 90. This is a selection of his famous Yogi-isms from the Associated Press this morning.)

“It’s deja vu all over again!” : “You can’t think and hit at the same time.” … On a restaurant: “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.” … “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.” … On the 1973 Mets: “We were overwhelming underdogs.” … “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” … “I usually take a two-hour nap from 1 to 4.” … What time is it? “You mean now?” … On a spring training drill: “Pair off in threes.”

“Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.” … “You can observe a lot by watching.” … On his team’s diminishing pennant chances: “It ain’t over ’till it’s over.” … On his fractured syntax: “I really didn’t say everything I said.” … A final piece of advice: “Always go to other people’s funerals. Otherwise they won’t go to yours.”

-Yogi Berra


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