Purvisbooks -
RSS

Recent Posts

We Were the First
Fair Winds and Following Seas
Love Each Other
Hey Dad it's Me, I'll call You Back
Some Things Never Change
powered by

My Blog

Yogi’s Rules

In 1964, before Spring Training, former Manager of the Yankees, Ralph Houk, had been promoted to the front office as the new General Manager.  The new Yankees’ Manager had a familiar face, Yogi Berra.  He had played 18 seasons with the Yanks, so he knew the Yankee way of doing things.  He was a smart baseball man, but he had no managerial experience.  The first obstacle for Yogi would be the transition from being one of the guys to manager.  He would now be the man making the decisions.  He went from being their peer to their boss.  The transition got off to a rough start.
Second baseman, Bobby Richardson, always brought his family to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for Spring Training.  The day before Spring Training was to start, Yogi called Bobby and asked if he could come over to the home Richardson was renting.  “I want to try something out,” said Yogi.  “Tomorrow I’ll be talking to the ball club for the very first time as the manager.  I’m gonna set some rules,” said Yogi.  Berra then began listing his rules:  no tennis, no swimming, no golf, no card playing, and so on and so forth.  Then, Yogi said, he would tell the players, “We’ll work hard on the field, but we’ll have some fun, too.”   Then he looked at Bobby and asked, “How does that sound?”  “That sounds good,” said Bobby. 
The next day, Yogi gathered all the players and began reciting what he had said to Richardson the day before.  Yogi had made it to about his third or fourth “No” rule when Mickey Mantle stood up, threw down his bat onto the concrete floor and said, “Aw hell, I quit,” and walked out to a chorus of laughter from the rest of the team.  There went Yogi’s big opening speech.
  
 
                                                             Andy Purvis
                                                      www.purvisbooks.com

10 Comments to Yogi’s Rules:

Comments RSS
best esseys on Thursday, May 18, 2017 10:20 PM
This purvisbooks blog has been sharing about yogi's rules the obstacle yankee way of doing things,thanks. How does it sounds with impressive concepts the better and big opening speech with sounds good.'
Reply to comment


mass text messaging on Monday, June 25, 2018 3:13 AM
Bulk SMS service provider for both promotional sms and transactional sms. Start your SMS Marketing campaigns with our customized global SMS Gateway portal.
Reply to comment


play online sudoku on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 12:18 AM
Online game are very nice and awesome to do enjoy free without signing up and do enjoy.
Reply to comment


HAWAS KI AAGE BHUJA DOOO on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 7:47 AM
Reply to comment


Delhi on Thursday, August 16, 2018 7:58 AM
wonderful post. i like it. thanks a lot for sharing.Call Girls in Gurgaon Female Escorts in Gurgaon Escorts Service in Delhi Delhi Escorts
Reply to comment


Delhi Escorts on Friday, August 17, 2018 5:08 AM
Reply to comment


Gurgaon Escorts on Friday, August 17, 2018 5:09 AM
Reply to comment


Betting Tips on Friday, August 17, 2018 5:09 AM
Reply to comment


Mumbai Escorts on Monday, August 20, 2018 10:52 PM
Her awesomeness and Her hot flaunting body will give you goosebumps after you meet her. Her well toned and well-managed figure in pictures is only enough to let you know how much seductive she is. After checking her hot photos and posts, her excellent figure will blow your senses. Escorts Service in Mumbai
Female Escorts in Mumbai
Mumbai Escorts Services
Escorts in Mumbai
Reply to comment


Bangalore escorts on Monday, August 20, 2018 10:53 PM
Escorts girls from the Bangalore escort services are the best escorts. They are so sexy and hot and did everything to make you feel like heaven. Escorts in Bangalore
Escort Service in Bangalore
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Website:
Comment:
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint