It Got Late Early Out There
Today the nation lost a treasure with the passing of Yogi Berra. The baseball great passed away on Tuesday, leaving a nation bereft of one of its most treasured athletes. He left the game holding more than a dozen records, several of which still stand. He still holds the record for most World Series wins and appearances, records considered unbreakable even today. He was a terror at the batter's box, and his witticisms made him the bane of grammaticians everywhere. His last managerial position was the bench coach of the legendary 1986 Astros team, where he taught a young Craig Biggio the ropes of the game. The Houston Astros released a statement about the loss of one of the greatest men to play the game.
"We join the rest of the baseball world in mourning the passing of Yogi Berra, truly one of the game's all-time greats. Many of us were fortunate enough to get to know Yogi on a personal level during his four seasons as the Astros bench coach. Duing his time with the Astros organization, he had a tremendous impact on many of our players, including our first Hall of Famer, Craig Biggio. We send out deepest condolences to Yogi's family and friends and to his many fans and admirers."