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.”