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Mental Collapse Is the Best Explanation for the Oakland A’s Sinking Season

As Yogi Berra once said, “Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical.” If I had a great Shooty Babbit “Shootyism” for such an occasion I’d certainly share it, but for now we have to settle with what Yogi said, and to a large degree, I think it sums up the August-September collapse of the Oakland A’s perfectly. Last night I posted a series of Tweets...
Via BaySportsNet
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets we’ve loved: Yogi Berra

“It ain’t over, till its over” — Yogi Berra Yogi Berra recently celebrated his birthday.  He was born on May 12, 1925. Yogi Berra was an important Met.  He played for them, he coached them and he managed them.   Maybe he didn’t win a World Championship as their manager and maybe the team almost ran itself with the collection of veterans and starting pitching it had...
Via Mets360.com
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

For Sale: Yogi Berra’s New Jersey Home

As the story goes, Yogi Berra was once giving his lifelong friend Joe Garagiola directions and he came up with the immortal quote…“when you come to a fork in the road, take it”. Now, that New Jersey home is for sale. The three-story residence, which the New York Yankee legend called home since 1974, has more than 4500 square feet of living space, six bedrooms, 3½ baths, sits...
Via Hall of Very Good
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankee Greats – Yogi Berra

Anthony Gruppuso, USA TODAY Sports Larry Noyes New York Yankees Writer This article is about one of the many great catching Yankee greats, Yogi Berra. Interesting enough, he wore the same number as another Yankee great who was a catcher, Bill Dickey, who I’ll write about in a future article. So here we go. ” Number 8, Yogi Berra, Number 8 “. Yogi was born on May 12, 1925 in...
Via TopSportsReport
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Yogi Berra, the Horse, is a Winner

While Hanna-Barbera has maintained that their popular cartoon character Yogi Bear is not named after the popular New York Yankees catcher..."Yogi Berra" the racehorse clearly is. Matter of fact, the three-year-old colt is actually owned by Jessica Steinbrenner, the daughter of the late Yankees owner, and the man who hired Berra to manage the team back in 1984, George...
Via Hall of Very Good
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Sports History – Phil Linz & Yogi Berra’s Harmonica Incident

On this day in 1964, Yankee Phil Linz played his harmonica on a bus despite manager Yogi Berra’s orders. Berra was extremely upset over his club’s losses in both halves of the day’s doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox. The Yankees had not only lost, 5-0, but also swept in a four-game series by the Chicago White Sox. They were now 4 ½ games out of first place. As the...
Via Metta Chronicles
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Deja Vu All Over Again with Yogi Berra

Berra’s plaque hangs in Cooperstown (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) When the final chapter of the game is written and the Pantheon of baseball greats is assembled, Lawrence Peter Berra will surely be among them.  In his 18-year, Hall of Fame career as a New York Yankee, Yogi Berra was the glue of two dynasties, piloted by Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle, was the preeminent...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

The world needs Yogi Berra on Twitter

There is one former athlete that needs to embrace Twitter, because it was made for him. That is Yogi Berra. The social platform and the former New York Yankees sage would be a match-made in heaven. That is if you believe he said all the things that he has been quoted as saying. Berra has denied for year that all those Yogisms actually are true. Jack Curry, a reporter for the YES...
Via The Victory Formation
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

5 Reasons Why The Phillies Will Make The Playoffs

A man by the name of Yogi Berra once said, “It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over.” For the 2012 Philadelphia Phillies, the last time I checked, there is still 59 games left in the season, which is plenty of baseball.  If you just look at one year ago, the Cardinals and Rays were 8.5 games behind a playoff spot going into September and both teams made it. Every Phillies fan knows...
Via Philly Sports Live
August 01, 2012  |  1 Comment

Yogi Berra, Chris Mullin to get Munson Awards

Yogi Berra will be among the honorees at the 32nd Thurman Munson awards dinner. He'll be joined by Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey and former NBA and St. John's star Chris Mullin, who will receive awards for their athletic success and philanthropic work at the dinner on Jan. 31 in New York. The 86-year-old Berra will receive the Munson Legend...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2011  |  Discuss
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