It’s time to begin some Saturday fun: we’ll call it Dugout Wisdom. The pitchers and catchers are now starting to pack their bags for Spring Training; our son is about to begin his season of scouting. The weather here is still bitter cold, but just thinking about the ivy on the walls at Wrigley will warm us up some. Enjoy.
Yogi Berra, once trying to explain how he maintained his youthful appearance: “Well, I used to look like this when I was young and now I still do.” Once asked about why his Mets team was struggling, he said: “We’re not exactly hitting the ball off the cover.” And challenged about whether or not he could succeed as a Yankee manager even though he didn’t have experience, he suggested his experience was sufficient because: “You can observe a lot by watching.”
Ah, can’t resist this one: on why he no longer went to a famous restaurant: “It’s so crowded nobody goes there anymore.”
Some of these may well be things Yogi said that he never said but you never know with Yogi.