Monday, March 3, 2008

Yogi Berra Holds Forth in Tampa at Spring Training

Kat O'Brien
excerpted from the Stamford Advocate
March 3, 2008

Yogi Berra held court in the clubhouse, sharing stories of his playing days and much more. Berra, 82 and the proud owner of 10 World Series rings, is a staple at Yankees camp. Berra has taken a special interest in Melky Cabrera and talked with him for some time at the batting cage.

"He's a good player, a good kid," Berra said. "I like to have fun with them."

Cabrera listened closely, saying: "He always talks to me. It's great to have someone like him who played so many years in the big leagues and with the Yankees talk to me. He tells me to keep working hard, that I can play a lot of years in the big leagues because I'm young and he's old."