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The Math and Logic of Yogi Berra

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Math

  • You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.
  • A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.
  • Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.
  • Another variation: Ninety percent of this game is half mental.
  • Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.
  • You have to give 100 percent in the first half of the game. If that isn’t enough, in the second half, you have to give what is left.

Logic

  • The future ain’t what it used to be.
  • I really didn’t say everything I said.
  • I usually take a two hour nap from one to four.
  • Never answer an anonymous letter.
  • In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
  • Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.
  • On why NY lost the 1960 series to Pittsburgh: We made too many wrong mistakes.
  • It gets late early out here.
  • If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll wind up somewhere else.
  • If I didn’t wake up I’d still be sleeping.
  • I always thought that record would stand until it was broken.
  • We have a good time together, even when we’re not together [talking about his wife Carmen].
  • Asked if first baseman Don Mattingly had exceeded expectations, Yogi said “I’d say he’s done more than that!”

[Various online sources, including YogiBerra.com’s Yogi-isms and Retrogalaxy.com’s Yogi-Berra]


What Is Math?

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Math is the study of patterns and relationships.
Math explores the world, real and imaginary, by searching for, discovering and studying patterns and relationships. To do so, math employs logic, the art of reasoning. In turns, science, the study of figuring things out, which in turns employs math.