Hey baseball fans!
I recently went to the Bruce Beck & Ian Eagle Sports Broadcasting Camp in order to enhance my broadcasting abilities. The camp is held at the Yogi Berra Museum in Little Falls, New Jersey, so I felt very compelled to write about the following: my top five favorite Yogi-isms! For those of you who don't know, Yogi was an awesome player, a member of my "All-Small Hall Team," and someone who said some pretty funny stuff, even though he didn't mean to be funny, which is why it's even funnier. Those funny quotes are called Yogi-isms. Here we go!
Number Five: 90% of the game is half mental.
Why? I don't understand this quote at all. Does he mean that the whole game of baseball is out of 180% or that you only use half of your brain when you play?
Number Four: When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
Why? This one sort of makes sense; if you see a literal fork that you would use to eat something laying in the middle of the road, take it, then try to find its owner.
Number Three: It's like deja vu all over again.
Why? It's redundant because deja vu is something that you think happened again. Saying deja vu happened all over again, I guess, means that you thought you were in a similar situation on three different occasions.
Number Two: It ain't over til it's over.
Why? These are actually great words to live by in any sporting event. Always try until the final play is made and you could come out on top.
Number One: You should always go to other people's funerals, otherwise, they won't come to yours.
Why? This is just hilarious, but it makes sense, if you think about it. I think he means, be nice to people.
Do you agree with my picks? What are some of your favorite Yogi-isms? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. And, if you want to re-read the interview I did of Yogi back in 2012, just click here.
Also, Yogi was such a great player, that not only is he mentioned in many places throughout my book, Amazing Aaron to Zero Zippers: An Introduction to Baseball History, but the picture below is on the book's actual cover.
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