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JJ BS: Casey Stengel was important to the Mets (20) RE: BS: Casey Stengel was important to the Mets 23 Apr 06


It's true, Van Lingle (Mungo?), that Casey was a better ballplayer that I gave him credit for. I should have said,"journeyman."

The genius of Yogi Berra ( who was demeaned by his teammates as an ape when he first hit the big leagues) was that his statements often made a great deal of sense. One of my favorites is, "I can't think and hit at the same time."

Yogi's friend from St. Louis, Joe Garagiola, is credited with making Yogisms famous. This led to Yogi's declaration, "I never said half the things that I said."

Joe and Yogi grew up in a part of St. Louis which was always referred to in later years as "The Hill." Only rarely would someone spill that it had actually been called "Dago Hill."


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