Correction to Rosemont schedule. Softball is ON Friday, December 13th.

Yogi Said It

One of the most lovable ball players of all time, Yogi Berra was known for some great malapropisms - or in this case, Yogi-isms.  Enjoy 25 of his best: 

1. “It’s like deja vu all over again.”

2. “We made too many wrong mistakes.”

3. “You can observe a lot just by watching.”

4. “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”

5. “He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious.”

6. “If the world was perfect, it wouldn’t be.”

7. “If you don’t know where you’re going, you might end up some place else.”

8. Responding to a question about remarks attributed to him that he did not think were his: “I really didn’t say everything I said.”

9. “The future ain’t what it use to be.”

10. “I think Little League is wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house.”

11. On why he no longer went to Ruggeri’s, a St. Louis restaurant: “Nobody goes there anymore because it’s too crowded.”

12. “I always thought that record would stand until it was broken.”

13. “We have deep depth.”

14. “All pitchers are liars or crybabies.”

15. When giving directions to Joe Garagiola to his New Jersey home, which is accessible by two routes: “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

16. “Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.”

17. “Never answer anonymous letters.”

18. On being the guest of honor at an awards banquet: “Thank you for making this day necessary.”

19. “The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.”

20. “Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.”

21. As a general comment on baseball: “90% of the game is half mental.”

22. “I don’t know (if they were men or women running naked across the field). They had bags over their heads.”

23. “It gets late early out there.”

24. “Yogi, you are from St. Louis, we live in New Jersey, and you played ball in New York. If you go before I do, where would you like me to have you buried?” -Carmen Berra, Yogi’s wife. “Surprise me.” – Yogi

25. “It ain’t over till it’s over.”


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From the Nov 2019 Edition of WEST SUBURBAN LIVING Magazine

Way to go, guys!     (Names in BOLD designate Schaumburg players.)


LET'S PLAY BALL! Eight senior softball players who enjoy casual pickup games in the Naperville Park District’s Men’s 50+ League at Gartner Park on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings have found their competitive edge.

They also play on a regional team, the Challengers, that is part of Senior Softball USA. The team recently won its third gold medal at the 2019 National Senior Games, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Team manager John Patti recalls the turning point in this year’s championship: “In the third game, with two outs and trailing by six runs, 85-year-old Chris Argianis stepped to the plate and hammered the ball deep into right center field for a grand slam. The inspired team then scored three more times for the victory.”

The eight Naperville players on the Challengers team (shown at left in jerseys from another local team they play on) are: Chris Argianis, John Fieser, Rich Fleming, Steve Gadja, Larry Hall, George Pappas, Tom Vancura and Manager John Patti.

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