The incomparable Yogi Berra:
Here is my story that aired last night on KABC 790 as part of the Lasorda at His Best series presented by Skechers:
They tell the story about Yogi Berra. In New York, at that particular time, they used to pick the outstanding athlete in that area every year. Yogi won it four or five times, and he won it again, so they wanted to get him something different than a plaque. Dick Young, the sports writer, called Carmen, Yogi’s wife, to ask her if there was anything she wanted for them to present Yogi.
She told Dick she always wanted one of those big grandfather clocks. She said if they got one of those she would really love it.
That night they presented Yogi with the grandfather clock. About 1:30 a.m., or 2:00, everything was finishing up. They had sat around talking and having a good time. When everybody was leaving, Yogi picks up the clock and goes through the revolving door at Toots Shor’s.
Here comes a drunk staggering down the road. He bumps into Yogi, and the clock flies one way, Yogi falls another way.
Yogi said to the drunk, “Hey buddy, why don’t you watch where you’re going!”
And the drunk replied, “Why don’t you wear a wrist watch like everybody else!”