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Who the hell is Yogi Berra???

Posted by Lotg on July 01, 2004

In Reply to: Re: 'deja vu all over again' posted by platypus on June 29, 2004

: : : : : Yogi Berra is credited with some memorable phrases. The one above, "it's deja vu all over again", is my favorite.
: : : : : "That restaurant has become so crowded that nobody goes there anymore" is another classic.
: : : : : Is there a site or book that enumerates examples of the collected wisdom of Yogi?

: : : : 'Before I speak, I'd like to say a few words' -- credited to Yogi.

: : 'Why buy good luggage? You only use it when you travel.--- and my favorite 'when you get to a fork in the road -- take it.'

: : : The official Yogi site has a book that might interest you. http://www.yogi-berra.com/

: : : I recently bought a book that has a chapter about what he did and didn't say. Nice Guys Finish Seventh. The book was recommended by someone here.

: Yogi explained the meaning of "when you see a fork in the road--take it" during a recent 60 Minutes interview. Yogi lives on a cul de sac. Hence, taking either fork in the road will lead you to Yogi's house.

Well as someone who lives in a country where baseball is a very very minor sport, I have NEVER before heard of this person. I'm assuming by the link provided that this guy is a baseball player. Having said that, his gems of wisdom are pure genius. I'd love to hear more.