Celebrating Boston Red Sox baseball great Carl Yastrzemski.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Armand LaMontagne

According to one Boston cabbie, "A sports museum in Boston is like an art museum in Paris." The Sports Museum of New England on the 5th and 6th levels of the Banknorth Garden in Boston is home to five life-size wooden sculptures of New England athletes by artist Armand LaMontagne - including the pictured facsimile of Yaz.

LaMontagne, one of America's leading sculptors of celebrated personalities is best recognized for his life-size wood and bronze sculptures. Besides the five works at the New England Sports Museum, he is represented at The Baseball Hall of Fame, the Basketball Hall of Fame and Fort Knox. Other notable New England athletes LaMontagne has whittled include Ted Williams, Larry Bird, Bobby Orr, Harry Agganis and Dwight Evans.

So if you can't make it to Paris in the spring, give the New England Sports Museum in Boston a try and check out the wooden works of Armand LaMontagne.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Lip Reader

Sneaky Mel Stottlemyre used to read Carl Yastrzemski's lips when he saw Yaz talking to himself between pitches.
"If I saw his lips saying, 'Be quick, be quick,' I'd throw him a changeup," Stottlemyre said. "If he was saying 'Stay back, stay back,' I'd throw him a fastball."

Never trust a Yankee!

Sunday, January 14, 2007

The Yaz Song!

"We Fenway Fans, we stomp and clap our hands at Yaz's jazz!!"

This is a Yaz fan "must have" courtesy of staffannouncer.com!