The world has lost more than a great ball player. Yogi was a comedian and philosopher. I was shocked that in the UK he was widely known for his wit. He made fun of himself as a simple man but was a shrewd businessman investing in the Yoo-hoo drink that I still enjoy today as a middle age adult. In Phil Rizutos last years Yogi visited him in the hospital until the end. I will leave this post with a classic Yogi quote.
If you don't go to other people's funerals they won't go to yours.