Monday Musing - Please Berra With Me. . .

Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532

A Monday Musing -

Please Berra With Me

On Valentine's Day. . .


You can observe a lot by just watching

Yogi Berra


Recently, I received a notification that the above quote was a "past memory" from Facebook.


There was a time when it was a common practice of mine to share quotes on that platform. Today, it remains a bit of a mystery why I shared those particular words years ago. Beyond the fact that I have long enjoyed Mr Berra (his words and otherwise), I also find it interesting to reflect on how memories are collected.


Some people have minds who remember all sorts of things. And then there are those who write and thereby record it in that way. Others capture their thoughts in an artistic way that once might have been unimaginable. Still others make their point by doing. When reviewing the various methods, it's all about interpretation, isn't it?


These additional quotes each attributed to Yogi Berra continue my thoughts. . .


Baseball is ninety per cent mental.

The other half is physical.


It ain't over until it's over.


You wouldn't have won if we had beaten you.


And who can forget this classic?


I never said most of the things I said.




The image in this post is from canstockphoto,com

Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393



Comments (54)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, Yogi had many great quotes, and probably many more out there to ponder.

Feb 17, 2022 09:22 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 - and that's one of the many things about life that make me so interesting to observe as well as participate.  

Joan Cox - Indeed, I found many.  

Feb 17, 2022 10:07 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I laugh when I hear that last quote of his Michael and I think he's also the one that said..."it ain't over til it's over" - Funny Stuff!

Feb 17, 2022 01:43 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Yogi had some good ones Michael Jacobs - I'm glad we both enjoy sharing a quote. It feels good to shine the light of their wisdom on others and share the feelings they evoke. TGIF!

Feb 18, 2022 06:03 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - so many good quotes from him.  Indeed, many are smile-worthy and more than a few can break into laughing-out-loud.  

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets - your comment makes me wonder:  is there an in-depth study of quotes???   Ooops, another rabbit hole to follow.  

Feb 18, 2022 06:45 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Well, I missed this on the 14th, but so what! It's still a terrific ponderful post.

I have always like Yogi Berra's wisdom  - you've shared some great quotes!


Feb 18, 2022 11:25 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Michael.

Have an outstanding holiday weekend.

Feb 19, 2022 06:39 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I must ponder this post and use a different perspective Michael. Thank you for sharing 😄

Feb 19, 2022 07:58 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh my gosh, I get those historic posts and quite often wonder what was going through my head at the moment too, Michael! I have a great memory but, somehow that seemingly trivial 'stuff' gets filed away in #13!!

Happy Sunday...

Feb 20, 2022 10:03 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Michael Jacobs - I have always enjoyed Yogi Berra's quotes.  The last quote seems like something a politician would say!  Have a great President's weekend. 

Feb 20, 2022 02:33 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Jeff Dowler, CRS - it's easy to miss things on ActiveRain.  I appreciate it whenever a member visits and/or leaves a comment.  Admittedly, I miss a comment (two or more sometimes too) - remember there is no roll call in AR class as far as I know.

Roy Kelley - and just like that, it's a new week.  Have a good Monday and week ahead.

Debe Maxwell, CRS - the wonder never stops.  Nor the wondering.  🤣

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - I can see how you might (or anyone of us) think that.  


Feb 21, 2022 08:28 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

I too have found myself wondering why I posted something when it comes up in memories. Thanks for sharing. I hope you have a great week ahead.

Feb 21, 2022 09:21 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Pat Champion - time quickly passes and the past seems like it is "here" before we know it.  

Feb 22, 2022 06:44 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Thursday morning, Michael.

I hope all is going well for you.

We expect some more snow later today in Maryland.

Feb 24, 2022 08:51 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

When I was new in the real estate sales business, I announced to my wife one day that my client had a purchase offer accepted and we had opened an escrow.

"That's great! Now you will get a paycheck!",she exclaimed.

My reply: "It ain't over until it's over." Then I explained that any hoped-for paycheck was still some weeks off...if everything proceeded without a problem.

Feb 24, 2022 04:03 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - it's a little cooler around here than we might expect but temperatures are expected to rise again this weekend.  I hope things are going well in your area too.

John Juarez - people outside of real estate don't immediately understand the importance of the phrase "it's not over until it's closed.  " 

Feb 25, 2022 08:22 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We have an icy Friday morning in Maryland. We also had a power outage during the early morning hours. When the power went off at 3 a.m. my first thoughts were about a possible power grid attack by Russia.

Feb 25, 2022 08:47 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - I imagine other people might have had the same thought too.  Let's continue to hope for the best.  I know you understand the power of kindness.  

Feb 26, 2022 12:59 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - Yogi Berra was such a character!!!

Mar 10, 2022 06:05 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - ain't that the truth???

Mar 10, 2022 06:11 AM