Wednesday, 23 September 2015

A Great Run, But Unfortunately, It Is Over

The world lost a larger than life figure yesterday with the passing of Yankee great, Yogi Berra.

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

Can't Have Any Fun Anywhere Anymore

Went to the Jays game yesterday.

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
Come on!   You'd get beat up for that.

And nobody wants to eat whatever kind of sandwich that is either!

And I don't want any love in my sandwich.

A $10 Hot Dog?
 Come on!

Where's the......

Okay. Finally.
At least they didn't take this away.

So let's see where the seats are.

Not bad!

There's David Price!



I can almost touch him.

I'm Crushing His Head

And you get a real good view of the scoreboard from out here, too!

The Mystery Of "The Batter's Eye" Revealed!
Out here you get to see behind the Batter's Eye.

[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

And There Are Lots Of Them

Not necessarily beautiful sunsets.  But.....

The Taking Of The Taking Of The Sunset
No self respecting cell phone owner could let this opportunity go by.



Okay, I only thought of doing this post after and didn't get the "Gone".  So sue me.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

No Doubt About It

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Saturday, 5 September 2015

Hello Neighbour

I guess if you didn't know your neighbours before you moved in, you soon would.

I know real estate in Toronto is expensive - especially in The Beaches - but when roofs actually overlap.....

The whole neighbourhood was like this.