Say that again, please!

Dr. Weeks’Comment:   The challenge of communication hovers between the lines and words of every effort to transfer knowledge.  No where is this challenge of accurate communication more apparent than in the medical office where the patient, stressed to the point of terror (if the diagnosis is life threatening), often doesn’t comprehend much of what the doctor is trying to share.   The seriousness of that patient/doctor communication merits a future post but for now, in celebration of the Yankees being booted from the World Series,  (go Giants!)  lets enjoy America’s original “yogi”  – the berra.



 Yogi played 19 years for the Yankees, including 10 World Series teams, is a Hall of Famer and member of MLB’s All 20th Century Team.

1. “It’s like deja vu all over again.”
2. “We made too many wrong mistakes.”
3. “You can observe a lot just by watching.”
4. “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”
5. “He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious.”

6. “If the world was perfect, it wouldn’t be.”

7. “If you don’t know where you’re going, you might end up some place else.”

8. “I really didn’t say everything I said.”

9. “The future ain’t what it use to be.”
10. “I think Little League is wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house.”
11. On why he no longer went to Ruggeri’s, a St. Louis restaurant:
“Nobody goes there anymore because it’s too crowded.”
12. “I always thought that record would stand until it was broken.”
13. “We have deep depth.”
14. “All pitchers are liars or crybabies.”
15. When directing Joe Garagiola to his home: “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
16. “Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.”
17. “Never answer anonymous letters.”
18. On being the guest of honor at an awards banquet: “Thank you for making this day necessary.”
19. “The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.”
20. “Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.”
21.  “90% of the game is half mental.”
22. On two streakers who interrupted a Yankee game: “I don’t know if they were men or women running naked across the field – they had bags over their heads.”
23. “It gets late early out there.”
24.Yogi’s wife Carmen asked: “Yogi, you are from St. Louis, we live in New Jersey, and you played ball in New York. If you go before I do, where would you like me to have you buried?” Yogi’s answer: “Surprise me.”
25. “It ain’t over till it’s over.”


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