Yogi Berra VS Hank Aaron

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179


Yogi Berra VS Hank Aaron

I have not verified this story to be true but never the less the meaning will be the same.

As the story goes Yogi Berra was giving some pointers to Hank Aaron as he (Aaron) was getting ready to go bat.  Yogi told Hank he as holding the bat wrong and to hold it where he (Aaron) could read the writing.   Hank didn’t say anything just went out to the batter’s box and swung on the first pitch and a called “Strike” went out.  On the second pitch Hank hit one out to the left outfield and out of sight a home run.  As Hank rounded third base and was in the home stretch he looked over at Yogi and stated “I came here to play ball not to read.” 

That got my attention and I ask you did you or will you go to work today wanting to read or to play the game of the real estate agent.  We being independent contractors have the choice of playing or setting on the side lines.  What say you?

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Comments (12)

Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

James, I am here to play real estate. My schedule was set last week. But I do start each and everyday for the last 5 years here with some lite reading. COMPETE & PLAY HARD!

Nov 09, 2011 10:45 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James,

A very good story verified or not.

I come to play, not sit on the bench. I just got four inspections when I opened my mail this morning.

Whew, I thought I was going to be off this weekend. But then again I'm "off" everyday. LOL

Have a good day in N.W. Arkansas my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 09, 2011 10:49 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

There is an old saying: "Ready, aim, fire." Most agents spend too much time aiming and never fire. I say "Ready, fire." May miss a few, but I make it up in volume!

Nov 09, 2011 10:57 PM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

James ....I hope to be playing all day! 

Have a great day!

Nov 09, 2011 10:59 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

James, those are very wise words indeed!!!


Nov 09, 2011 11:05 PM
Joshua Stein
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Conshohocken - Flourtown, PA
Homes For Sale - Montgomery County

I read, then play. :)

Nov 09, 2011 11:10 PM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Good morning James.

It is another beautiful day in New York today.

65 degrees.

Nov 10, 2011 12:15 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Many of us need to get back into the game if we are going to reach our goals for the year.  Good to see that you are going full steam during the holidays while others take a break.

Today, November 10, 2011, we celebrate the 236th birthday of the United States Marine Corps.  During this season of Thanksgiving, we are thankful for every individual that serves our country.

We attended the 51st Annual Potomac Chrysanthemum Show at Brookside Gardens on October 22, 2011.  Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Nov 10, 2011 01:18 AM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi James - So many agents fail because they can pull the closing trigger.

Nov 10, 2011 08:24 AM
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

James ~ you made a valid point here.  And if the story is not true, it still is a great analogy.

Nov 10, 2011 03:10 PM
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Another good metaphor James, and a valid one.  No matter the industry or occupation too!  Keep them coming!

Nov 10, 2011 11:06 PM
Donald Reich
Prudential Centennial - New Rochelle, NY

Thats a great story!! If it works for Hank Aaron it will work for me!!

Nov 16, 2011 06:53 AM

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