Sunday, May 12, 2013

May 12 (1925) "It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future”

Image of Yogi Berra as barefoot sandlotter in St. Louis in mid-1930s.

On this day in 1925, baseball hall of famer and one of the "Wisest Fools of the Past 50 Years"(according to The Economist), Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra was born. Yogi transformed himself from barefoot sandlotter into one of the greatest catchers and clutch hitters in baseball history.  He is also quoted more than most poets, writers, speakers, well, anyone.  Below are some of his gems, courtesy of the Yogi Berra Musuem & Learning Center.

"It ain't over 'til it's over"

"It's deja vu all over again"

"When you come to a fork in the road ... take it"

"I usually take a two hour nap from one to four"

"Never answer an anonymous letter"

"I didn't really say everything I said"

"I want to thank you for making this day necessary"

"We made too many wrong mistakes"

"You can observe a lot by watching"

"The future ain't what it used to be"

"It gets late early out here"

"If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be"

"If the people don't want to come out to the ballpark,  nobody's going to stop them"

"Pair up in threes"

"Why buy good luggage, you only use it when you travel"

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