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RIP Yogi

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It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Yogi Berra passed away Tuesday night at the age of 90.

RIP #8

I was dreading this day

Yogi Berra was a character, a caricature, a military hero and a baseball giant. He transcended the game, an icon who was as familiar to the baseball ignorant as the baseball purists.

In the end  there were never any truer words spoken then

It Ain’t Over Till it’s Over

When it came to  the Great Yogi Berra..

Lawrence Peter Berra lived a full and complete Earth Walk.. in fact he may  have been even more loved and revered after his playing days were over, if that’s even possible.

It certainly feels even though he lived until  his 90th  birthday  that it got late early for the legendary #8, but unfortunately nothing lasts forever..

We too  are lucky to be Yankee fans Yogi, and a lot of it had to  do  with  your being there

“I’m a lucky guy and I’m happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary.”

the Whole 9


Written by Sal

September 23, 2015 at 5:25 am

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  1. terrible news despite knowing he had been walking the last mile,

    I’m sure in the spiritual world Yogi is probably the happiest man alive to be reunited with Carmen


    September 23, 2015 at 6:01 am


    As much as we need Price Sensei Sherman confirms what we already know… Yanks are going nowhere near Price and his future plus $200M contract

    and how about that love affair with The Cespedes in Flushing, it came to an end quicker then Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra’s fling lol

    You don’t become a made man in NYC in September Yo Yo, you better start to hit your way back onto the Island essy


    September 23, 2015 at 6:49 am

  3. Hell of a win last night, good to see our future hold the flashlight for the old dogs cashing big checks

    We need Judge to get here in 2017, because next yr is gonna be a long season when Hal continues to ride out CC, Tex, ARod, and Beltran….while being stuck with Ellsbury Headley and Gardner… McCann might end up being a DH / part time catcher the last yr of his deal… He’ll still have to catch unless they release ARod in 2017

    Birdie delayed the wild Canadian party for a day longer then if Canada would have won last night which I thought once miller coughed up the Navarro Tater it was over

    tough time for the Big two at tha back end to run out of gas but maybe that gets Cashman off his ass to buy one more weapon… then again with the Old core a yr older what’s the point unless Bird, Severino, Judge, Murphy, Gamel, come to fruition… even if they do the only kid not blocked is Severino…

    every one of those albatross contracts will be injured at one point or another so the kids need to stay on course, be ready like Bird and Severino were, and let’s build this thing to be a great team in 2018 once most of the bad contracts have vanished… Only Ellsbury and possibly McCann will be killing the payroll by then


    September 23, 2015 at 7:01 am

  4. Good run down and tip of the cap to Bird and Severino

    Bird and Severino are the two best NYY at the moment but I have a strange vision that after a hard day’s night they moon light as chauffeurs driving the big money Albatrosses to the bank to cash their checks, then take them back to the nursing home for bingo


    September 23, 2015 at 7:03 am

  5. I spent my 60th Birthday at Yogi’s Museum in Montclair, N. J.

    Loved him ,,, my Hero,,
    Notorious bad ball hitter, short, squatty ,,,
    Saw him play LF in 1956,, 😎

    Never Never see his kind again.

    Me Hee for Yoo Hoo,, 💔💔💔


    September 23, 2015 at 8:17 am

  6. A great win last night, was tempered by the sad news today of the passing of the great Yogi Berra. Another constant in our lives is gone. Growing up, Yogi wasn’t my favorite Yankee. I was a Mickey Mantle guy. But how could you not love Yogi? A great clutch hitter, durable, played every day, and the greatest Yankee winner of all time! Another icon from my youth is gone, and today, I can’t keep from feeling much older . He will be greatly missed.


    September 23, 2015 at 11:26 am

  7. Best Yogism I’ve heard. Yogi was talking about streakers who had run past him. Someone asked if they were male or female streakers. Yogi said he couldn’t tell because they had bags over their heads.


    September 23, 2015 at 11:28 am

    • Hey Noogsy! That was priceless!!


      September 23, 2015 at 12:54 pm

  8. Great win last night especially after Miller blew the save. Bird has more than made up for the loss of Tex,
    10 homers,28 rbi, there is no way they can send him down next year. Have to give Bautista credit,even though I dislike him,he has a rocket arm,and his throws are on the money. He kept them in the game with those outs. Very sad to wake up this morning and hear about Yogi. If looking in the mirror wasn’t enough,
    another reminder we are getting old. They talk about the core 4(or 5) but how about Mickey,Yogi and Whitey when we were growing up? Impossible to find another trio like that! The media talks about Bench and the big red machine-that won 2 ws- but as Yankee fans,its Yogi,with 14 world series,10 rings,5 in a row!!! Not to mention 3 mvps,18 all star games,managing 2 different teams to the world series. RIP to one of our biggest heroes!!!


    September 23, 2015 at 2:56 pm

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