Toughness Meme Goes Off The Rails With LeBron-Yogi Berra Comparison

I don't even know what to do with this. At this point, it's perhaps prudent to think about where we are and how we got here. LeBron James hate/bashing has gone so far that someone created this image comparing Yogi Berra's involvement in the Allied invasion of Normandy and LeBron James cramping up in Game 1 of the NBA… » 6/07/14 4:05pm 6/07/14 4:05pm

Padres Legend Jerry Coleman Was The Yogi Berra You Never Knew

You'd better go to other people's funerals, else they won't go to yours. Even if you don't know the source of the quip — that'd be Lawrence Peter Berra, known to the world as Yogi — it'll follow its speaker to the grave. Like Casey Stengel, another of baseball's never-ending fortune cookies, Berra had the luck to… » 1/08/14 8:47pm 1/08/14 8:47pm

The Yankee Bullshitters: What Joe D, Yogi, And Mickey Were Really Like

Last week gave a short post on the late, great Lenny Shecter. Now, for a real taste of his no-bullshit style, here's an excerpt from "The Flower of America" chapter of his 1969 book of essays, The Jocks. » 7/01/13 5:00pm 7/01/13 5:00pm

Nobody Goes To The Morgue Anymore, It's Too Crowded

The trade deadline (non-waiver) for major league baseball is this Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ET. Predictably, things are picking up. Francisco Liriano was traded last night to the White Sox. Zack Greinke was traded to the Angels on Friday. Rumors also abound this time of year, with various columnists speculating on who's… » 7/29/12 12:30pm 7/29/12 12:30pm

A Night At The Movies, Watching Moneyball With Yogi Berra

Jason Gay of the Wall Street Journal took Mr. and Mrs. Yogi Berra to see Moneyball. Yogi liked the movie, although not Philip Seymour Hoffman's dour Art Howe. "'Art's a good guy,' he says. 'And I never saw him that fat. He's thin.'" [WSJ] » 11/07/11 2:00pm 11/07/11 2:00pm

Never-Before-Seen Spring Training Photos Of Yogi Berra And The '61…

Before the start of the 1961 baseball season, which ended with the Yankees' 19th World Series title, LIFE Magazine gave a camera to 25-year-old Yankee shortstop Tony Kubek and asked him to take portraits of his teammates. He shot Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Roger Maris, Whitey Ford, and others at the team's spring… » 10/20/11 11:45am 10/20/11 11:45am

Sheppard, Steinbrenner, (not) Berra

Woe was the New York Yankees website associate tasked with with writing the "Berra misses Old-Timer's Day after fall" release today after a week of franchise death notices. » 7/17/10 4:00pm 7/17/10 4:00pm

An Excuse To Break Out Our Ditka Wine!

If an alien race ever decided to attack us, we know of one sure-fire way to hold off the destruction. Just send this ad into space. It's sure to render potential invaders hopelessly befuddled, so that they veer off toward a stable planet, like Saturn. Heck, we live here, and we're frightened by this. » 11/08/06 12:15pm 11/08/06 12:15pm