From Chicken Soup for the Baseball Fan's Soul

Diapers and Diamonds

If you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Yogi Berra

Soon after his first child was born, Yogi Berra called fellow baseball player Jimmy Piersall, who has nine children, and asked for a few tips on changing diapers. “Yogi,” explained Piersall, “you take a diaper and put it in the shape of a baseball diamond, with you at bat. Then fold second base down to home. Take the baby’s bottom and put it on the pitcher’s mound. Then pin first base and third to home plate.”

“That’s easy,” said Berra. “I can do that.”

“Wait a minute, Yogi,” cautioned Piersall. “One thing about this game—when it starts to rain, there’s no postponement.”

Ron Reid

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