Yogi Berra’s Return to the Yankees
Author Harvey Araton discusses his new book, “Driving Mr. Yogi”.
- Duration 8:02
- Date Apr 3, 2012
Author Harvey Araton discusses his new book, “Driving Mr. Yogi”.
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April Morgan -- trigger more at a certain rate to be here about what -- there was them.
I'll probably stuff -- won't be signing anything I think -- didn't them you know the main event is unity in Enron anybody and unlike Hillary.
I'm -- there's anybody who does not like -- Rivera.
You know I I looked around for few you can find anybody you know he seems to be one of the most lovable characters on earth -- that's what did recalls let me see you know the most beloved man in America.
And you know he's he's a regular guys have probably the most unpretentious famous person I've ever been around -- as a New York -- -- -- catcher.
He was attach a -- -- well and moral serves -- -- teleglobe from just about him briefly.
Or you know -- played on ten.
You know World Series championship teams you know to do it and that's something -- -- close to throwing dirt -- face you know they have this little sort of -- -- relationship.
You know no matter how many -- rings -- due to rings with the Yankees -- to remind some you know we always holds up to enhanced.
You know he's just he's a guy who you know he Saint Louis roots you know -- Italian immigrant family.
You know wound up playing on -- the most famous you know baseball team you know and in history.
But think the great thing about your views that when -- around him.
You need to get a sense that in babies like on what is his son told me -- you do you know in the book is that.
To be inside you'll do -- -- to get a sense that you know -- do you your loyal trustworthy.
But if you're inside it doesn't matter matter whether you're George Steinbrenner.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- you -- -- newspapers every -- -- just a regular -- Who just loves people out of fear for your time alright well let's where you know essentially this book is really about.
-- second life with the Yankees and -- kind of commences with Susan Waldman who broadcast Yankee -- Arranged for George to go to you know he's museum when it opened in Montclair New Jersey.
And big you know -- forgiveness and it was one probably -- most you know more difficult things its farmers ever had to do in his life.
To go up there after all those years.
You know he had sworn that he would never go back to Yankee Stadium -- -- George was the owner who wants George made that effort.
-- you're back to spring training the following year.
And that's when this relationship -- jittery which actually had begun when yogi was a coaching and a manager interview with the star pitcher.
That was the Genesis of it but it resumes.
In the year 2000 when -- returns to spring training.
And the other team would try to relocated from Fort Lauderdale Tampa at that point and no he didn't orders going you can really know many of the people who -- You know currently with the team the front office to broadcasters.
Thank you -- of you know remembered the kind of -- your view showed him as a pitcher and kind of took him under his -- became -- chauffeur his dinner companion.
And the relationship has grown from there.
Stars like Susan Walton -- does a great job that you did something really special for -- and for Steinbrenner our first front FAM on.
There are gonna fire her and there are some other -- -- -- -- -- -- Whereas Telemar and in their running.
Shoe and on the discussion of play but -- I just don't.
She used you know I'm not sure I think she's the only play by play you know female in baseball survivor and -- national.
She was a march on -- -- marvelous person.
So we're talking -- harder -- and driving.
you know doing and don't.
All how did you decide -- -- a reluctance.
I like to call the I'd like to consider it a you know an active you know great investigative reporting the truth of the matter is that my dog -- -- had a fourteen year old lab.
Was my first dog.
-- died last year in February and my good friend my old friend and former -- colleague Dave Kaplan.
Who happens to be the director of you know he's museum.
He and his wife took my wife and I out to dinner.
And I happen to mention during the course tonight that I was going down a spring training in a couple of days.
And I asked him you know the -- begun in earnest on a year and he said yeah he's going on next week.
And -- -- you know I knew Joseph do you have taken -- fall that the previous year and it's slow down somewhat.
-- -- -- is Carmen his wife go down with them to make sure it's OK and -- after recent well you know kind of an interesting story the nobody's really done Enron did Ricoh looks after him down there.
I thought might be an interesting story and a the next -- went up to the museum -- to talk to your view about it and I -- noted these figures are good done.
And that was about the extent of the interview now target down to Florida and I grabbed degree aside and asked him about because I don't know that's really private and it's my -- -- my relationship with Jodie.
And I have to mention well you know priority interviewed -- -- about it you know -- Basically -- one sense -- -- -- -- -- recent volatility is talking about it that's fine with me you know -- not have to run from -- the story -- up on a one of the times.
And not materially with a book is -- one time front page of August.
Us cordial and -- bigger and there -- times since animated and -- and at times regard in a world bonds and -- a real time data.
Against -- world on -- amount spent.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- But it became -- OK you know you know they've -- from the very beginning.
-- You know they were using the word -- educational.
Amounts insurer settled into as you know complete vindication you know there was -- -- -- -- -- but there.
-- -- up to two times or your little.
Does not like kebab Wilpon and nationally are doing -- well -- -- actually knew they were.
But -- -- rose analyst or gotten gain.
It's difficult to them to make that -- -- you look at it both ways you know there are many columnists I mean I know.
You know my good -- so much you can post you know was one who was also taking a pretty.
-- tack toward the world -- I think you know for the most part I'd like things are reporting spare me and we we you know we got -- on that story are really early.
And I felt like.
There was a lot there and it was still we marshals are resources from inside sports and not a sports.
You know -- -- sold to the long.
A developing story and you don't wound up in the -- you know.
With a settlement so I'm fairly objective of but dog and soccer -- world on an Georgia Maryland.
There's enemy like you guys here.
Are a couple of columns I wasn't in on the actual reporting of the story but I -- -- a couple of columns and I.
You know I do think that the -- there is some complicity.
And I think that.
You know the -- will pump still have a long way to go with infringements now while it's name's Alex -- Amendment number of players to -- You know.
After it's seen some of the things we see a sports -- never like to say never but some.
Growing arsenal -- -- and you know I have in my if they get lucky with -- coming back -- teachings pitching well this year a couple of the other pitchers.
They have some young players -- -- student you know in.
And David -- still so it's possible there are very tough division that's the biggest problem about -- of -- dollar more or irritable that you like the -- on I don't I think that you know.
And let's face it you know where there's a -- -- -- -- -- -- I think that sometimes you know we make that out to be a bigger deal than then then then it is now.
Oftentimes -- watchers wonder.
I don't know about the diplomacy of -- -- often regarded no -- You know aside I actually like that -- that -- -- were pretty bad team in the last season instances now -- call through scalp so.
You know the kept saying this season long narrative list -- -- -- let's.
-- -- back up to light a fire under -- but you know well they went on got probably the best one available.
Army Aaronson a charming new -- about.
You know the American Rhonda -- -- and I don't know what goes on and -- not to like a club.
I'm almost a love story to -- cornered on the driving -- --