Friday, April 16, 2010

They Just Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore

There were quite a few comments and responses to the previous post -- all much appreciated, by the way -- including one from a man who said he thought the quote I used at the end of the post came from humorist Ring Lardner, not Casey Stengel.

It certainly sounds like something Lardner would say, but several sources I checked all credit Stengel with that thought, albeit as part of a longer Stengelism:

"Most people my age are dead at the present time. You could look it up."

That said, I can't resist the opportunity to pass along two more of Casey's pearls:

"There comes a time in every man's life, and I've had many of 'em."

"The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided."

If you stop and consider, that's real wisdom, isn't it!