Posts Tagged 'Joe Garagiola'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/26/16

New York Mets coach Yogi Berra at camera day 1...

New York Mets coach Yogi Berra at camera day 1969, Shea Stadium. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”   —   Jimmy Johnson

(I think Jimmy was channeling Yogi Berra when he came up with this one.  Either that, or he was a little dizzy from the hair spay fumes!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

English: St. Louis Cardinals catcher Joe Garag...

English: St. Louis Cardinals catcher Joe Garagiola in a 1951 issue of Baseball Digest. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PS.  I was always a big fan of Joe Garagiola‘s!  I don’t remember him as a player, but I do remember him as an announcer, especially for the Saturday Game of the Week, on NBC, when I was a kid.  My parents split when I was six, and I don’t think my dad was ever a big baseball fan anyway.  And, my mom had a bug up her butt about Little League, so I never participated.  Baseball is not an easy sport to pick up on your own, just by observing.  You really need to either play the game, or have a parent, or anyone in-the-know, explain it to you.  I credit Joe Garagiola for teaching me the game of baseball.  He may have annoyed some who already knew the game, but to a clueless kid like me . . . he was a Godsend!  I’m happy that he had a nice long life.  But, he will be missed.  Rest in peace, Joe.  And, thanks for everything.   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 10/22/10

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Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.”   — Joe Garagiola

(This guy played a BIG part in my appreciation of the sport of baseball!  Whether doing play-by-play, or color commentary, you could always tell how knowledgeable he was.  And, such a pleasant demeanor, with a great sense of humor.  You could tell how much he loved the sport, and how he really enjoyed being part of/around it, even though his playing days were long gone by.  Thanks, Joe!  You da man!)   — YUR


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