It's something that most of us knew was coming sooner or later as one of the most prominent Yankees made fewer and fewer appearances. It's never easy when we have to be reminded that our time here is fleeting, and seeing the greats who made baseball history what it is pass on is always a little difficult. That is why it is with an extremely heavy heart that I write that Yogi Berra has passed away at the age of 90.
Berra is one of the best to ever put on the Yankee uniform. His ten World Series rings are unmatched, and could very well remain unmatched forever. Known for his trademark Yogisms, seeing Berra at Old Timer's Day and around Yankee Stadium was one of the feel-good reminders of the past that fans could look forward to. I'm not old enough to have seen Yogi play, but knowing what I know about baseball history makes me certain that I missed out on quite a lot. He was undoubtedly one of the greats. His service in World War II made him more than just a baseball great, but also an American hero.
One of Berra's famous sayings was that you should always go to other people's funerals because otherwise they won't come to yours. I'm sure everyone will be there Yogi. You don't have to worry about that.
Rest in peace, sir.