Friday quote: Yogi Berra

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Yogi Berra, considered one of the best catchers in major league history, a Yankees legend and Hall of Famer, may be better known for the way he creatively butchered the English language, with what became known as Yogi-isms. Here are 10 of our favorites – see if you can spot the ones that betray the deeper irrationality in all of us – enjoy!

“We made too many wrong mistakes.”

“If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.”

“Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.”

“Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”

“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?”

“I never said most of the things I said.”

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

“The future ain’t what it used to be.”

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.”


Sources: Los Angeles Times, Baseball Almanac, Baseball Digest, Catcher in the Wry (Bob Uecker), Sports Illustrated

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