You don't look so hot yourself
I have no vested interest in the NFL playoffs. My hockey team is middling around .500. Basketball is not coming to Brooklyn for at least two more years. So let's talk baseball!
We're only two weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training, and I couldn't be happier. In honor of this annual holiday for fans of America's pastime, I've listed my ten favorite Yogi Berra quotes. The man who gave us such zingers as, "It ain't over til it's over" and "When you come to a fork in the road, take it," is responsible for more one-liners in our lexicon than just about anyone short of Shakespeare (he's also widely regarded as one of the best catchers in the history of baseball). He's given us so many more, but here are the ten best. In true Yogi fashion, this top 10 list goes all the way to 11.
11 "You can observe a lot just by watching."
10 "Nobody goes to Coney Island anymore, it's too crowded."
09 "Never answer an anonymous letter."
08 "If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them."
07 "The future ain't what it used to be."
06 "Always go to other people's funerals; otherwise they won't go to yours."
05 "It gets late early out there."
04 "I always thought that record would stand until it was broken."
03 "Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical."
02 "It's like deja vu all over again."
01 "I never said most of the things I said."
Mrs. Lindsay to Yogi: "You certainly look cool." Yogi to Mrs Lindsay: "Thanks, you don't look so hot yourself."
On the marriage of Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe: "I don't know if it's good for baseball, but it sure beats the hell out of rooming with Phil Rizzuto."
At Yogi Berra day in St Louis, 1947: "I want to thank you for making this day necessary."