Today’s baseball players make a kajillion bucks a season. But did you know that back in the day even the “greats” had to work full-time jobs in the off-season in order to make ends meet?
Yup, Yogi Berra was a host in a restaurant when he wasn’t clobbering grand slams into the bleacher seats during baseball season. And he welcomed customers to that small restaurant in St. Louis with a sincere smile on his face, a hearty handshake– and did it without a trace of embarrassment or hidden hostility because he had to work during the off-season.
Something to think about when you’re feeling put upon to do something “extra” at work or at home.
He was also the king of the malapropism, and here’s one of my fave Yogi quotes:
“A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”