By Harvey Araton
“How do you want to hang around with Yogi Berra and Ron Guidry in the course of spring education? humorous and candy, Driving Mr. Yogi transports you there.” — Jim Bouton, writer of Ball 4
It occurs each spring. Yankees pitching nice Ron Guidry arrives on the Tampa airport to select up corridor of repute catcher and nationwide treasure Yogi Berra. Guidry drives him to the ballpark. They watch the younger avid gamers. They speak store. They devour dinner jointly and tease one another mercilessly. They exchange tales in regards to the greats they've got met alongside the best way. And the following day they do an identical factor far and wide again.
As each former ballplayer can take pleasure in, in that regimen, each spring, there emerges a definite magic.
Driving Mr. Yogi is the tale of ways a special friendship among a tumbler and catcher is renewed each year. it all started in 1999, while Berra was once reunited with the Yankees after an extended self-exile, the results of being unceremoniously fired via George Steinbrenner fourteen years sooner than. A reconciliation among Berra and the Boss intended that Berra may attend spring education back. Guidry befriended "Mr. Yogi" immediately. finally, Berra have been a mentor within the clubhouse again whilst Guidry used to be pitching for the Yankees. Guidry knew the younger avid gamers would receive advantages tremendously from Mr. Yogi's encyclopedic wisdom of the sport, simply as Guidry had in the course of his taking part in days. So he inspired him to percentage his insights. quickly, an offhand batting tip from Mr. Yogi became Nick Swisher's season round. tales approximately dealing with a hitter like Ted Williams or catching Don Larsen's excellent online game captured their imaginations. And in Yogi, Guidry discovered not only an elder significant other or resource of entertainment – he came across a most sensible friend.
At turns gentle, at turns laugh-out-loud humorous, and teeming with unforgettable baseball yarns that span greater than fifty years, Driving Mr. Yogi is a common tale concerning the significance of knowledge being handed from one iteration to the subsequent, in addition to a reminder that point is what we make of it and compassion by no means will get outdated.
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