Yogi Berra passes away; HOF legend was 90

  • metta

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    Sep 23, 2015 6:56 AM GMT
    Yogi Berra passes away; HOF legend was 90

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    http://m.yankees.mlb.com/news/article/151137752/hall-of-famer-yogi-berra-passes-away-at-90
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    Sep 23, 2015 12:29 PM GMT
    He was such a nice, good-natured and humorous guy. And, of course, a legendary baseball player, many of his records still unsurpassed to this day.

    My Father knew him, and I met him a number of times in the 1950s when I was a kid, going to Yankee stadium. Dad loved baseball.

    I never saw Yogi without his smile, he was great with fans. Berra also had some business interests in New Jersey, and a home not far from ours. Never went there myself, don't know if Dad did.
  • oldfart

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    Sep 23, 2015 3:01 PM GMT
    Nice tribute' art deco. Here's another:
    http://www.npr.org/2015/09/23/442761634/yogi-berra-icon-of-american-baseball-and-catchphrases-dies-at-90
    And this one by Frank Deford is even funnier, a classic:
    http://www.npr.org/2015/09/23/442774939/yogi-berra-the-ultimate-in-athletic-americana
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    Sep 23, 2015 4:25 PM GMT
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    Sep 23, 2015 5:53 PM GMT
    metta saidYogi Berra passes away; HOF legend was 90


    People die...

    Yogi reputedly said: "It's not over until it's over..."

    Well Yogi, for you...it IS now over.
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    Sep 23, 2015 7:53 PM GMT
    Gee, how is BooBoo going to be able to handle this?
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    Sep 24, 2015 2:40 AM GMT
    He was 90 years young. So tragic and unexpected.
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    Sep 24, 2015 4:15 AM GMT
    He's about the only sports legend who still gets quoted even today. His impromptu statements and sayings were hilarious, but you sorta laughed for and with him, not at him, because was so well liked. And always had to wonder just how accidental some of them were.

    But then quoting Yogi is like déjà vu all over again.
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    Sep 26, 2015 11:46 AM GMT
    HikerSkier saidGee, how is BooBoo going to be able to handle this?

    The original AP news release said "New York Yankees Hall of Fame Catcher Yogi Bear has died. He was 90." It was corrected less than a minute later.
    https://m.facebook.com/JimRomenesko/posts/10153770354734369
    The comments are priceless.
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    Sep 26, 2015 12:48 PM GMT
    DefensiveEnd said
    HikerSkier saidGee, how is BooBoo going to be able to handle this?

    The original AP news release said "New York Yankees Hall of Fame Catcher Yogi Bear has died. He was 90." It was corrected less than a minute later.
    https://m.facebook.com/JimRomenesko/posts/10153770354734369
    The comments are priceless.

    You're right, they are! And very witty! I agree with those who think Berra himself would have laughed at this. He was apparently flattered (and I think legally had to give his approval to cartoonists Hanna & Barbera) by this cartoon character's play on his own name. And really, how many people have a beloved cartoon leading character named after them? A uniquely American honor.

    BTW, the name may have been Yogi's, but the voice ("Smaaarter than the average bear!") was partially based on Jackie Gleason, the flamboyant comedian & actor, not to mention golf fiend, who was still appearing in his own TV show at that time. I don't know if Gleason also would have had to give his approval to this very obvious use of his trademark stage voice.