Thursday, May 12, 2005

Why today doesn't suck

Today, Baseball hall-of-famer Yogi Berra turns 80 years old.
Berra, Yogi (Lawrence Peter Berra) , 1925–, American baseball player and manager, b. St. Louis. An outstanding catcher with the New York Yankees (1946–63), Berra was the American League's Most Valuable Player in 1951, 1954, and 1955, hit 358 career home runs and appeared in 14 World Series. He managed the Yankees and Mets for a total of seven years, leading each team to the pennant (Yankees, 1964; Mets, 1973); he also coached with the Mets, Yankees, and Astros, Berra is renowned for his unintendedly ironic humorous comments.

And just in case you're curious. The famed cartoon, Yogi Bear, was named after him, not vice-versa. In celebration of Yogi, and his great career, some of his malapropisms:
When you get to a fork in the road, take it.

Nobody goes there anymore because it's too crowded.

At a dinner in an Italian restaurant, he was asked how many slices should be cut in his pizza, and he replied "You better make it four, 'cause I don't think I could eat six."

And of course,"It's like déjà vu all over again."

God bless Yogi Berra.

Now, the next episode in our continuing saga of Deadwood quotes:
"The Creator in His infinite wisdom Mrs. Garret salted His works so where gold was, there also you'd find rumor."

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