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Wife of longtime Yankee Yogi Berra dies at 85
KCTV5.COM ^ | 07 MARCH 2014 | AP

Posted on 03/07/2014 4:29:59 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Carmen Berra, the wife of New York Yankees great Yogi Berra, has died. She was 85.

The Yankees confirmed that she died Thursday night in New Jersey's Essex County. The team didn't say how she died.

The Berras got married in January 1949 and recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

Yogi Berra, 88, was a 10-time World Series champion with the Yankees as a catcher, had two stints as their manager and now is an unofficial team ambassador, making frequent appearances at games and other events.

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1 posted on 03/07/2014 4:29:59 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

...my condolences to one of my favs, Yogi, and to all of the Berra family.


2 posted on 03/07/2014 4:33:35 PM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

And Dr. Jobe earlier today.


3 posted on 03/07/2014 4:37:50 PM PST by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary.

-Yogi Berra


4 posted on 03/07/2014 4:41:23 PM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

This really is sad, married in 1949. Condolences to Mr Berra and his family.


5 posted on 03/07/2014 4:45:32 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I imagine she lived an interesting life. I bet Yogi won’t be far behind. He really looked frail the last time I saw him on the t.v.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 4:53:07 PM PST by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
I saw Yogi hit one out of Yankee Stadium one time...I'll never forget.

"It ain't over 'till it's over."

I guess it's over. So long Yog'.

7 posted on 03/07/2014 4:58:39 PM PST by stboz
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To: stboz

“”I guess it’s over. So long Yog’.””

It was his wife who died not Yogi!!!!


8 posted on 03/07/2014 5:50:03 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: stboz
I saw Yogi hit one out of Yankee Stadium one time...I'll never forget.

My lasting memory of Yogi is kind of the opposite. Yogi in 7th game of the '60 World Series watching Bill Mazeroski's home run going over the left field wall at Forbes field. The scoreboard tells the story of the game.

Yep, that's Yogi playing left field for the Yankees. He was not only a pretty good catcher but he could also play a pretty good outfield too and on top of that, he was without question one of the best hitters in history.

I'm sure that that game was one of the big disappointments of his great career, but for a 12 year old Pirate fan like I was then, it's a moment in time I'll never forget -- watching the mighty Yanks go down to the Pirates.

Yogi is hell of a baseball guy who I have the ultimate respect for. I'm sure his wife was a wonderful woman. May she rest in peace and and my prayers are with her and Yogi.

9 posted on 03/07/2014 5:50:55 PM PST by Ditto
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To: Doogle

“”my condolences to one of my favs, Yogi, and to all of the Berra family.””

Mine also and blessings to the family....


10 posted on 03/07/2014 5:51:19 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The lazy and pretentious proudly posture by posting “condolences” on Internet forums, as if the family of the deceased ever read them!


11 posted on 03/07/2014 5:54:07 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Damn. Another baseball great lost to the ages. Farewell Yogi, we hardly knew ye!


12 posted on 03/07/2014 5:55:07 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

It was his wife. Yogi is still with us.


13 posted on 03/07/2014 5:57:37 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SamAdams76

Yogi didn’t die! His wife died!


14 posted on 03/07/2014 5:57:59 PM PST by longhorn too
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Sad to hear this... Many prayers up for Yogi and the rest of the Berra family.


15 posted on 03/07/2014 6:06:17 PM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: dfwgator

Some just don’t read.......


16 posted on 03/07/2014 6:07:42 PM PST by deport
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To: deport

Yogi Berra: “Stories of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.”


17 posted on 03/07/2014 6:16:14 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: a fool in paradise
"We'll get to that bridge after we cross it!" -- Not Yogi Berra.

Got others like it?

18 posted on 03/07/2014 6:21:15 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Revolting cat!

“Nobody goes there anymore, it’s too crowded.”


19 posted on 03/07/2014 6:22:05 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Revolting cat!
The lazy and pretentious proudly posture by posting “condolences” on Internet forums, as if the family of the deceased ever read them!

Go lay down. you'll feel better tomorrow.

20 posted on 03/07/2014 6:23:47 PM PST by onona (The entitlement army doesnÂ’t vote for candidates, they vote for gravy.)
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To: dfwgator

I meant Yogi Berrisms NOT actually said by Yogi Berra!


21 posted on 03/07/2014 6:23:52 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

God bless you in your time of loss, Mr. Berra.


22 posted on 03/07/2014 6:31:50 PM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“When you get to a fork in the road, take it.”


23 posted on 03/07/2014 6:34:11 PM PST by Ronald_Magnus
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Sorry to hear about Yogi's loss.

When I was about 4 years old my Dad bought me the Yogi Berra Pitch Kit.

Nothing beat a 36" lifelike inflatable Yogi Berra.

...Fun For the Whole Family.

24 posted on 03/07/2014 6:36:11 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: Revolting cat!

“In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.”

I thought this was Yogi but someone told me Karl Marx. I’m not sure Marx really applied it if did say it...

Freegards


25 posted on 03/07/2014 6:42:55 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: Ransomed

“I don’t miss nostalgia!” — Yours truly.


26 posted on 03/07/2014 6:53:41 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Revolting cat!

“It’s deja vu all over again.”


27 posted on 03/07/2014 6:56:57 PM PST by Overtaxed
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To: dfwgator
It was his wife. Yogi is still with us.

When a guy loses his wife at that age,it's usually not long before he follows.

28 posted on 03/07/2014 6:57:03 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Revolting cat!

http://www.umpirebob.com/DATA/yogiisms.htm


29 posted on 03/07/2014 7:00:06 PM PST by Overtaxed
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To: FreeReign

I shudder to think what a “Pitch Kit” would be about today.


30 posted on 03/07/2014 7:05:44 PM PST by PLMerite
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To: onona

Harper Valley PTA meet let out early this evening?


31 posted on 03/07/2014 7:10:22 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

RIP. Condolences to Mr. Berra.


32 posted on 03/08/2014 3:17:46 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: stboz
I saw Yogi hit one out of Yankee Stadium one time...I'll never forget.

His last at bat was an ordeal for the pitcher - he didn't get on but he did have a lot of foul tips and it seemed to have taken enough pitches to handle a regular inning. At least my 12-1/2 year old's memory tells me that is how it went back in '65.

33 posted on 03/08/2014 3:36:55 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Revolting cat!

A little more on that with a link to a list of Yogisms;

http://gtotd.blogspot.com/2007/06/oxymoronic-paradox-wisdom-of-yogi-isms.html


34 posted on 03/08/2014 3:46:00 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
One of the nicest, sweetest person alive, and most competitive players to every take the field. I am very sorry for his loss
35 posted on 03/08/2014 5:01:31 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Ditto

If you can’t accept a loss you can’t play sports. But Yogi is one of the true gentleman of the sport.


36 posted on 03/08/2014 5:03:10 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Ronald_Magnus

I read Yogi’s autobiography and it explained this. He was giving directions to his house and he lived on a cul-de-sac. The road had a Y intersection that made a loop and he lived on the loop. So when he said to take the fork in the road he meant go left, or go right, either way would take you to his house. Whether this was true or another Yogism of its own I don’t know.


37 posted on 03/08/2014 5:05:50 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: ops33

Yogi played in the most world series games ever. 75 in total. I have a feeling that record will be safe for quite a while.


38 posted on 03/08/2014 5:13:02 AM PST by xp38
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To: xp38

Wow, 75 games. That’s something I never knew.


39 posted on 03/08/2014 5:16:11 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I misread the header. Yogi, and all, please accept my humble apology.


40 posted on 03/08/2014 10:03:12 AM PST by stboz
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