BY STEVE DUNN
One of the true stars of Major League Baseball passed from this life to the next last week. Yogi Berra died at age xxx. Although he did work with other clubs in his lengthy career, Yogi will be always be remembered as one of the “most memorable” of the pin-striped clan from the Bronx.
Although I have been nor ever expect to be a Yankee lover; like many I loved this Yankee catcher. His prowess on the field was certainly to be admired, and I did; but what endeared him to me was ability to enrich the English language and human discourse with his quotes.
Some of his most memorable and intriguing were:
“IF YOU SEE A FORK IN THE ROAD—TAKE IT”
“ALWAYS GO TO THE FUNERALS OF YOUR FRIENDS OTHERWISE THEY WON’T COME TO YOURS”
“LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL IS A VERY GOOD THING BECAUSE IT KEEPS THE PARENTS OFF THE STREETS?”
‘YOU CAN OBSERVE A LOT BY JUST WATCHING”
“TAKE IT WITH A GRIN OF SALT”
‘”IT WAS HARD TO GET A CONVERSATION STARTED. EVERYBODY WAS TALKING TOO MUCH.”
“NEVER ANSWER AN ANONYMOUS LETTER”
“THE FUTURE AIN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE”
We will miss your wisdom Mr. Berra