Tag Archives: Yogi Berra

And my mom wondered why I saved so many newspapers

As a guy who once thought being an investigative journalist or baseball beat reporter was his ultimate dream job, I kept a lot of newspapers. I thought about the historical value they might have and dreamed of some large game room or memorabilia display in the sprawling house I would have based on my book

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Yogi remembers George

I forgot to take my camera to the Yogi Berra Museum yesterday for the Hall of Famer’s comments on the passing of George Steinbrenner, but it didn’t matter — there were so many TV cameras there that I didn’t have much of a view. My one shot with my Droid turned out pretty well, though.

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In a change for baseball, A-Rod says something

An article in The New Yorker this week (and last week, this being a well-deserved double issue) sorts out some misconceptions when it comes to famous quotations. Sherlock Holmes never said “Elementary, my dear Watson.” Neither Ingrid Bergman nor anyone else in “Casablanca” says “Play it again, Sam”; Leo Durocher did not say “Nice guys

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New Negro league candiates for the Hall

WAY too long since I’ve posted. Must … update … more … With the Baseball Hall of Fame announcing that it is considering players from the Negro leagues and before for enshrinement, New Jersey may see itself represented further in Cooperstown. Among the Negro leaguers are one-time Newark Eagle William Bell Sr., former manager of

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Mostly linkage

Did you know that you can just call up Bob Watson, the man in MLB’s offices who hands out the suspensions? Very interesting. Yogi Berra is 80 years old today. I got to meet him, briefly, yesterday. It was nearly 5 p.m. and he’d had a long day. Otherwise, it might’ve been a more in-depth

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