John Diaz , the owner of Imagine Gallery in Port Jefferson has three passions. Number One is John Lennon, number two is the NY Yankees and the third one I guess, he should tell you about it! Over the years he has exhibited lots of Yankee related art at Imagine Gallery featuring the stadium Ruth built and Yankee players like Mantle, Maris and the great Yogi Berra. To me, Yogi is truly in a class of his own and has become a larger than life legend to millions who love the Yankees.
John recently told me about a commissioned painting he had done for his customer Barry Dubin who brought a classic black and white NY Yankee imagine featuring Mantle, Marris and Yogi and commissioned Imagine Gallery to create a painting for him.
“Barry brought the painting to Yogi at a recent appearance at the Roosevelt Field Mall and he was nice enough to sign it for him…Yogi told Barry “I don’t think I ever looked that good…this artist made me look great!” Typical Yogi! It’s amazying he is a major baseball hero but it never, ever went to his head. Yogi is definately one of a kind!
Yogi will always be in a class all his own. Besides his playing and coaching fame who will ever forget those classic Yogisms. My all time favorite is ”It’s like deja vu all over again.” check out some more Yogisms below and at http://www.stevetheump.com/yogisms.htm
|Lawrence Peter Berra’s Wisdom -Yogisms “The wind always seems to blow against catchers when they’re running.”"A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”"Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical.”"Bill Dickey is learning me his experience.”"He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious.”"How can a you hit and think at the same time?”
“I always thought that record would stand until it was broken.”
“I can see how he (Sandy Koufax) won twenty-five games. What I don’t understand is how he lost five.”
“I don’t know (if they were men or women fans running naked across the field). They had bags over their heads.”
“If people don’t want to come out to the ballpark, how are you going to stop them?”
“I’m a lucky guy and I’m happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary.”
“I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.”
Thanks for the Yogism from our friends at http://www.stevetheump.com/yogisms.htm
Imagine Gallery, 35 Chandler Sq, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Yogi Berra Related articles
- You: Yogi Berra: Two No-Hitters by the Same Pitcher in 1951 and a WS Perfect Game (bleacherreport.com)
- Yogi Berra Wasn’t Surprised the New York Mets Fired Him in 1975 (bleacherreport.com)
- “When you come to a fork in the road, take it!” ………and other Yogiisms. (thecvillean.wordpress.com)
- Yogi: Jorge is a Very Proud and Important Yankee (slidingintohome.blogspot.com)