What I wouldn't have given to be at least a fly on the wall at this soiree....
Berra was inducted the other night, and the Yankee legend was surrounded by heady company, including the astronaut Edwin Eugene “Buzz” Aldrin, the novelist Toni Morrison, General Norman Schwarzkopf and Bruce Springsteen.
And in typical Berra-ese, when asked about getting inducted into the NJ HOF, he commented:
“Hey, it’s just great to be inducted anywhere.”
Ah, Yogi. How cool must that have been? And judging by the picture to the right, Danny DeVito was there, too.
Berra had a good few comments about the current Yanks, notably:
- “When the pitchers are young and just starting, they are always a little scared when they face big-league hitters. They’re afraid to throw strikes. That’s what I see with Hughes and Kennedy.”
- “Jorge Posada is a key...It’s tough for pitchers, especially the young guys, to work with backup catchers.”