Subject: Misspokements


Amusing, unintended verbal gaffes, grammatical errors or misuse of words, phrases, pronunciation or vocabulary – often uttered by sports personalities – most notably ‘Yogi’ Berra.

Mike Caldwell, the Padres’ right-handed southpaw, will pitch tonight.

(1924 – 2014) American baseball player & announcer

The crowd noise has gone up several octaves since the beginning of the game!

These people know a lot about that voodoody-ohh-doo-doo.

television character, All In the Family (Carroll O’Connor)

 It’s obvious these Russian swimmers are determined to do well on American soil.

British swimmer & sports commentator

The Minutemen are not tall in terms of height.

Basketball analyst & sportscaster

Willie Davis is not as young as he used to be.

(1924 – 2014) American baseball player & announcer

In the Moscow Olympics Lasse Viren came in fifth and ran a champion’s race.

(1926 – ) English sports commentator

I'm like that guy who single-handedly built the rocket & flew to the moon. What was his name? Apollo Creed?

cartoon character in The Simpsons (Dan Castellaneta)

He was between a rock and the deep blue sea.

I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag, and to the Savior, for whose Kingdom it stands, one Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again, with life and liberty for all who believe.

(1947 – ) U.S. vice president & politician

It’s a humbling thing being humble.

Ohio State football player

When they said Canada, I thought it was up in the mountains somewhere.

(1926 – 1962) actress, sex symbol

Eric Show will be oh-for-ten if that pop fly comes down.

(1924 – 2014) American baseball player & announcer

You can throw anything in our house, but we’ll just let it roll off our backs

In the words of the old song, it’s a long time from May to December but, you know, it’s an equally long time from December to May.

professional football player, coach & executive

There is one word in baseball that says it all, and that word is, ‘You never know.’

professional baseball player

From the way Denny’s shaking his head, he’s either got an injured shoulder or a gnat in his eye.

(1924 – 2014) American baseball player & announcer

And Michael Schumacher is actually in a very good position… he’s in last place.

(1923 – ) English motorsport commentator

I am B-U-Z-Y, busy!

television character, All In the Family (Carroll O’Connor)

Always remember Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David.

American football & basketball coach

You don’t have enough smarts to straighten this out. This is unstraightable.

(1934 – 2010) American baseball manager