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The baseball legend mines his experiences from the game turning them into moving essays on life lessons like what it takes to win how to learn from losses how to remain true to yourself and how to be happy when you get thrown a slew of curve balls Read by the author's son Dave Berra I grew up in Garfield NJ on watching Yogi and the Yankees of 1955 60 Our gang of 9 10 year olds played street baseball as the Yankees and we all took the nicknames of all the Yankees from Yogi Mickey Mantle Whitey Ford etc Garfield was the home of Yohoo chocolate soda and Yogi was their spokesman I could hit the Yohoo building with a rock from my back yard We would always be on the lookout for Yogi coming to Garfield to have dinner with his sponsor at Salerno's Restaurant We caught him once thanks to my friends mom being the waitress there but we never got autographs We were thrilled tithe was in Garfield and we were 15 feet away stalking one of our real American heroes breathing the same air God bless ya Yogi

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When You Come To A Fork In The Road Take It The baseball legend mines his experiences from the game turning them into moving essays on life lessons like what it takes to win how to learn from losses how to remain true to yourself and how to be happy when you get thrown a slew of curve balls Read by the author's son Dave Berra Yogi Berra is our modern day version of Will Rogers He talks about life and what he sees and captures a fundamental truth and humor that tickle our fancy and our sense of what's rightThis book contains many of Yogi's most famous aphorisms followed by essays that explain what he means in other wordsHere are some of my favorites among his aphorisms in this book which double as titles for the essaysWe Have a Good Time Together Even When We're Not TogetherIf People Don't Want to Come Out to the Park Nobody's Going to Stop ThemNinety Percent of the Game Is Half MentalYou Observe a Lot by WatchingIt's Deja Vu All Over AgainWe Made Too Many Wrong MistakesIt Gets Late Early Out HereNobody Goes There Any More It's Too CrowdedI Love Movies When I Like ThemIf the World Were Perfect It Wouldn't BeAlways Go to Other People's Funerals Otherwise They Won't Go to YoursNinety Percent of Short Putts Don't Go InThe beauty of Yogi's aphorisms is that we know exactly what he means which we don't always appreciate about what learned types have to say The unusual content also jolts us into paying attention instead of putting us into a mild dozeAbout the aphorisms themselves Yogi says this I don't think I ever said anything intentionally humorous in my lifeYou could sum up his philosophy as I really have no regrets Yogi basically suggests that you take life as it comes make the best of what it offers and move on His most beautiful aphorism is here also There Is Always Some Kid Who May Be Seeing Me for the First or Last Time I Owe Him My Best The essay describes how Joe DiMaggio always played the hero's role in public and how much Yogi admired him for itThe book also contains the famous story of how Yogi refused to reenter Yankee Stadium for 14 years after being summarily fired as manager in mid season in 1985 after being told this would not happen George Steinbrenner finally met with Yogi and apologized Yogi began coming to Yankee Stadium again That struck me as very consistent with his sense of what's right and wrongYogi chose to leave school at a very young age He thought he didn't have much of a future there and he felt he liked and could do a lot of other things better That's the story behind the book's title But Yogi reminds us People shouldn't forget where they came from In fact the essays double as an autobiography of YogiI enjoyed his stories about the glory days of the five straight World Championships and how he improved as a catcher while being lambasted by the sportswriters Having listened to Don Larsen's perfect game against the Dodgers it was fun to read what Yogi had to say about catching the game I didn't know he called Larsen Gooney BirdHis essay about talking to players pitchers and umps is also a classicAnyone would benefit from his advice about losing If youlose shake their hand and try harder next timeHe also maintains that it's not true he was ever in a hitting slump He just wasn't getting many hits That's an extension of his focus on keeping a positive outlookEach essay is preceded by a small black and white photograph These add a nice personal touch to the essaysAfter you read this book think about where you need to take a fork in the road with courage and enthusiasm Think of Yogi when you take that fork He'll be pulling for youIf the stick in your eye is hurting you there's no law that says you have to keep holding it in there

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When You Come To A Fork In The Road Book Ä ´ [PDF / Epub] ★ When You Come To A Fork In The Road, Take It! By Yogi Berra – Goproled.co.uk The baseball legend mines his experiences from the game turning them into moving essays on life lessons like what it takes to win how to learn from losses how to remain true to yourself andThe baseball legend mines his experiences from the game turning them into moving essays on life lessons like what it takes to win how to learn from losses how to remain true to yourself and how to be happy when you get thrown a slew of curve balls Read by the author's son Dave Berra It gave me some very interesting points to think about It also depicts a really intriguing character and an insight of a part of the past century I was not able to live but I learned from my parents' stories