Thursday, October 29, 2009


Lady M and Jilly escorted Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra to the mound last night at a chilly World Series opener at Yankee Stadium. Yogi is one of Big Guy’s favorites, even though BO’s not necessarily a Yankees fan (although I’m not saying he isn’t, either).

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He’s even got some of Yogi’s famous sayings that just seem to resonate with him on his iPod . Like these:

“You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there.”

“ In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.”

“ If you ask me anything I don't know, I'm not going to answer.”

“I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn't my fault that I'm not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?” 

“Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.”

“How can you think and hit at the same time?” (this one makes TOTUS laugh every time he hears it)

and this is his all time fav, "I didn't really say everything I said."

jill mo's shoes But back to the game: You’ll notice that MO is taller than both Yogi and Jilly. In fact, she was taller than Derek Jeter too. That’s why she wore these shoes;


jills heels And Jilly wore these:





But we had a good time, and I did the best I could considering the new hairdo that I’m still practicing on, and the  atmospheric conditions I had to deal with.

jill mo 2 A little bit cool, if you know what I mean. I was afraid we were going to have another of those Carla moments, but it passed.


And then the payoff: the first pitch. Mo was a little ticked off, because she thought she was going to get to throw it. They told her that the ball would be pitched by someone who had made a huge sacrifice for the country, and so naturally she assumed that was her. But when it turned out that West Point grad and Iraq War veteran Tony Odierno had sacrificed his arm in combat, even she could see that would trump her trip to Copenhagen.

But she’s still hoping to pitch at next year’s World Series – just to show the world that not everyone in the Big White pitches like a girl:

mo pitch copy