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Yogi Berra

Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame catcher and former New York Yankees manager, was the champion of muddled conversation. Here are a few of his ambiguous statements:

  • On a hot day in St. Petersburg, Florida, a spring training observer told Yogi, “Good afternoon, Mr. Berra. My, you look mighty cool today.” “Thank you, ma’am,” Yogi replied. “You don’t look so hot yourself.”
  • “We lost because we made too many wrong mistakes.”
  • “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”
  • “Baseball is 90% mental. The other half is physical.”
  • “You got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.”

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