Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Whose most famous pronouncement was, "It ain't over til it's over."
But he had lots of others. Although you can probably Google a bunch of them, I collected my favourites over the years.
They say he got the nickname Yogi from his kids because of all of his expressions made them think he sounded like an Indian Yogi.
And, of course, we never would have had Jellystone Park and Yogi Bear without the bearish shaped Berra.
So back to those expressions. I had to dig mine out of an old file - okay, an old memory stick - but you get the idea.
So, presenting my Top Ten Yogi-ism's;
It's like deja vu all over again.
It's so crowded, no one goes there anymore.
It gets late early out there.
If you can't imitate him; don't copy him.
The future ain't what it used to be.
It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.
90% of the game is half mental.
That's the earliest I've ever been late.
If people don't want to go to ballgames, you can't stop them.
If you come to a fork in the road, take it!
Tuesday, 22 September 2015
When did they add this rule about no guns?
We used to fire our guns off after every Jays home run.
[Ed. note: What if the dome roof was closed?]
Yeah, they changed that rule, too. The wusses.
And now no violence as well? It wasn't a game if my Daddy and me didn't come home with at least two or three empty cans of Whup Ass.
Boy things have changed since I went to games.
Nobody Wants To Eat At A Fresh Market At A Jays Game
And I don't want any love in my sandwich.
A $10 Hot Dog?
So let's see where the seats are.
There's David Price!
I can almost touch him.
I'm Crushing His Head
The Mystery Of "The Batter's Eye" Revealed!
[The Batter's Eye is dark area of (no) seating beneath the scoreboard. For the batter to have a black background behind the pitcher, to see the ball better.]
It's just a blanket!
The Manalyst In Person!
And, get to see the Manalyst, Greg Zaun. I can now join The Zaunbie Nation.
So, I guess I'll just have to get used to no guns and no whupping up on people no more.
But I bet Zaunie has opened up a can or two in his time.....
Thursday, 17 September 2015
The Taking Of The Taking Of The Sunset
Okay, I only thought of doing this post after and didn't get the "Gone". So sue me.
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
Saturday, 5 September 2015
Sunday, 30 August 2015
Friday, 28 August 2015
Monday, 10 August 2015
Sunday, 9 August 2015
I guess it's not the same little racoon that graced our sidewalk a few weeks ago - 'cause he is long gone - but looks similar.
Maybe I wasn't the only one who thought that, because as the day went on, no flowers, no cigarette, no framed photo of this guy in happier days.
Wow, what a boring post.......
Friday, 7 August 2015
Didn't know tow trucks could get you in there.
Other buddy is right there writing out a ticket to add insult to injury.
Wednesday, 5 August 2015
As a follow up to an earlier post of coloured dots painted on trees (see here for a refresher).....
At first I thought these trees aren't dead, look at all the lush greenery.
But those are all from surrounding, smaller trees.
The spindly, dead tops of these Ash trees tower over their neighbours.
Like the pathetic tufts of hair sticking out the top of my sad, sorry head. (Memo to self: check for orange dots.)
Although from the looks, he's also had at least one very bad day. But again, on a similar vein, maybe 99% good.
Is my glass half full or what!
Monday, 3 August 2015
Saturday, 1 August 2015
Thursday, 30 July 2015
Unfortunately no - these trees are being eaten alive by the Emerald Ash Borer.
And the city has almost one million ash trees! Or used to. And we are very likely to lose the rest of them.
The city is treating some of the trees with an injection to kill the Emerald Ash Borer ($300 a pop). Successfully injected trees are marked with a green dot (I didn't see any).
Blue dots mean, we tried our best, and we're watching you, but....
Huge sections of trees are being cut down.
I was disappointed when I found out these only meant; Watch Out Dummy - Don't trip.
Except now I just couldn't make eye contact with any of those Blue Dot fellows.