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JimInks

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PostSubject: Yogi Berra, RIP.   Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:55 am

Yogi Berra was more than just a Hall of Fame baseball player. He was a cultural icon for seven decades with his "Yogi-isms", and his name inspired one of the great cartoon characters of the 20th century, Yogi Bear. He played in and won more World Series games and titles than any other man. People forget this, but he served in World War Two, winning two Battle Stars, a Purple Heart, and other decorations, and was in the Navy at Omaha beach on D-Day. He was a living symbol of the best of our unique American characteristics.

He used to say "It ain't over until it's over," a rallying cry that crystallized the concept of never giving up, never quitting in dire situations, always realizing there's a chance to succeed in whatever you want to do. The power of positive thinking. Well, it may be over for Lawrence Peter Berra's physical being, but his wisdom, often couched in the exquisite humor we loved him for, ain't over until we are over. RIP Yogi.
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PostSubject: Re: Yogi Berra, RIP.   Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:51 pm

Wow, I'm surprised! I had no idea he was still around. For some reason I assumed he had passed away years ago. I guess you can observe a lot just by watching!

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PostSubject: Re: Yogi Berra, RIP.   Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:51 am

He's really going to be missed by a lot of people. He was one of the most likeable guys in professional sports I believe.

I'm not sure when this was made but it wasn't long ago:

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PostSubject: Re: Yogi Berra, RIP.   Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:52 pm

Jim, I had no idea he'd led such a rich life. I'm familiar with several of his 'Yogiisms' but didn't realise he played sport to such a high standard and taken part in D Day. I now feel compelled to do some more reading...
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PostSubject: Re: Yogi Berra, RIP.   Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:46 pm

There are some really neat old baseball pictures here
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/30/sports/baseball/at-service-for-yogi-berra-friends-recall-much-more-than-a-ballplayer.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
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