By Harvey Tobkes

Me: Hey Yogi, do you really have that AFLAC insurance you talk about on TV?
Yogi: Yeah! And it pays off in cash, which is just as good as money.

Me: In the news lately we have a rash of reports of Streakers at ball games, did that ever happen during your playing days?
Yogi: Yeah, once or twice, but I had a hard time telling if they were men or women fans… running naked across the field, they always had a bag over their head.

Me: You had a wonderful career in baseball and were much loved by the fans. What were you thinking about when you were in the batter’s box?
Yogi: How can you hit and think at the same time?

Me: After your career was over you were very active with kids in Little League Baseball. Right?
Yogi: Yeah! I liked working with kids. It kept parents off the street.

Me: Your pitching staff loved you because you were able to point out flaws in their delivery.
Yogi: True! Because I was able to observe a lot just by watching.

Me: You seem to always know what you are doing, and have enjoyed life to its fullest. Any secret formula?
Yogi: You’ve got to be very careful, if you don’t know where you are going because you might not get there.

Me: Are you a fatalist?
Yogi: Not me! I don’t collect stamps.


Me: Your mom is a typical loving Italian mother and she often critiques your interviews. What do you think she will say about this one?
Yogi: Yeah, she’ll say what she always says, “Whatsa matta yer Inglish? Ain nobody gonna unastand whaddahella you mean.”

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