Yogi to join Twitter?

January, 12, 2013
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Could Yogi Berra be joining Twitter? It is possible.

YES' Jack Curry reports that Berra is considering starting an account on the social media service, according to Yogi's right-hand man Dave Kaplan.

ESPN Playbook's social media writer, Maria Burns Ortiz, has already chimed in.

The possibility of the New York Yankees legend opening an account on the microblogging site provided an enjoyable diversion from the other baseball stories of the news cycle being discussed on Web, all of which centered on the baseball writers’ decision to elect no new players to Cooperstown and yet another debate about the Steroid Era.

It’s hard to think of an athlete better suited for the site. Berra’s Yogi-isms already feature the trifecta of wit, brevity and appeal beyond a typical sports audience that all but ensures a bevy of retweets.

Even the classics can be repurposed for the digital age -- as the account for his Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center demonstrates. The bio for the account, in part, states, “It ain't over 'til it's over... unless it's more than 140 characters.”



So maybe one day soon when can look for 140 character tweets from the 87-year-old Berra with pearls like, "I didn't retweet it, I just said it again."

QUESTION: What is your favorite Yogi-ism?
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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