Wednesday, September 23, 2015
RIP Yogi Berra (1925–2015)
Legendary philosopher (and baseball player) Yogi Berra died yesterday of natural causes. Yogi Berra was a legend among legends and was known not just for baseball but also for his "Yogi-isms". The ESPN article above mentions several of his famous ones, but here is another one I like: "In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; in practice, there is." You can read more about him at his Wikipedia page. (Tip of the cap to Gregg Schneider.) Update: Here are several of Yogi Berra's one-liners. Here is one sportswriter's top-10 list of Yogi-isms. Update 2: Rob Neyer has compiled some links commemorating Yogi Berra. (It includes one link that shows a headline about the death of "Yogi Bear" --- which was an inevitable boo-boo. [rimshot!]) Update 3 (9/24/15): Rob Neyer has written another piece about Yogi Berra. This piece includes a link to his old commercial for Aflac (where Yogi absolutely confounds the Aflac duck). Yogi was awesome. I can't stand the Yankees, but --- like many people who can't stand the Yankees --- still find Yogi Berra (who is very obviously most associated with the Yankees) to be absolutely awesome.