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Report: Worker tries to jinx Yanks with buried Red Sox shirt

 

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 8 hours, 48 minutes ago

 

 

 

NEW YORK - Say it ain’t so, George!

 

A construction worker on a concrete crew at the new Yankee Stadium secretly buried a Red Sox T-shirt under the future visiting clubhouse in an effort to jinx the Yankees, the New York Post reported Friday.

 

The paper cited two construction workers it did not identify, saying they were not authorized to speak with the media. One of the workers said the T-shirt was poured in a slab in the visitor’s clubhouse.

 

“It sounds like a tall tale, and it would take more than a Red Sox T-shirt to put a curse on the Yankees,” team spokesman Howard Rubenstein was quoted as saying.

 

The Yankees move to the new ballpark in 2009.

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How is this a news story is the more important question?

It's baseball lore. You can picture this happening in 1920, it's nice to see these things still happen. I can just picture Hank tearing up yards of concrete to find the sox jersey. :LMAO:

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That is what I didn't get, so you put it under the visitors clubhouse....how is that cursing the Yanks?

Well, maybe if the Sox felt cursed for 86 yrs, the Yanks might feel similarly cursed. Remember, this Boston fans' thinking, so don't blame me for my observation.

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It's baseball lore. You can picture this happening in 1920, it's nice to see these things still happen. I can just picture Hank tearing up yards of concrete to find the sox jersey. :LMAO:

 

lol his blubbery face bouncing around as he rides the jackhammer :P

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It's baseball lore. You can picture this happening in 1920, it's nice to see these things still happen. I can just picture Hank tearing up yards of concrete to find the sox jersey. :LMAO:

He'd find some bodies too. I used to pitch little league on those grounds- there's a few 10 year olds corkscrewed into the ground from my legendary curve. :flex:

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Heads up.....

 

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NEW YORK -- A construction worker's bid to curse the New York Yankees by planting a Boston Red Sox jersey in their new stadium was foiled Sunday when the home team removed the offending shirt from its burial spot.

 

After locating the shirt in a service corridor behind what will be a restaurant in the new Yankee Stadium, construction workers jackhammered through the concrete Sunday and pulled it out.

 

The team said it learned that a Sox-rooting construction worker had buried a shirt in the new Bronx stadium, which will open next year across the street from the current ballpark, from a report in the New York Post on Friday.

 

Yankees President Randy Levine said team officials at first considered leaving the shirt where it was.

 

"The first thought was, you know, it's never a good thing to be buried in cement when you're in New York," Levine said. "But then we decided, why reward somebody who had really bad motives and was trying to do a really bad thing?"

 

On Saturday, construction workers who remembered the employee, Gino Castignoli, phoned in tips about the shirt's location.

 

"We had anonymous people come tell us where it was, and we were able to find it," said Frank Gramarossa, a project executive with Turner Construction, the general contractor on the site.

 

It took about five hours of drilling Saturday to locate the shirt under 2 feet of concrete, he said.

 

On Sunday, Levine and Yankees CEO Lonn Trost watched as Gramarossa and foreman Rich Corrado finished the job and pulled the shirt from the rubble.

 

In shreds from the jackhammers, the shirt still bore the letters "Red Sox" on the front. It was a David Ortiz jersey, No. 34.

 

Trost said the Yankees had discussed possible criminal charges against Castignoli with the district attorney's office.

 

"We will take appropriate action since fortunately we do know the name of the individual," he said.

 

A woman who answered the phone at Castignoli's home in the Bronx on Sunday said he was not there.

 

A spokesman for Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson said Sunday he did not know whether any criminal charges might apply.

 

Levine said the shirt would be cleaned up and sent to the Jimmy Fund, a charity affiliated with Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

 

"Hopefully the Jimmy Fund will auction it off and we'll take the act that was a very, very bad act and turn it into something beautiful," he said.

 

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press

 

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I just saw that story elsewhere....and am totally not surprised that the Yanks/Steinbrenners did it. Good for them.

 

Loose lips sink ships people. Never shoulda let it leaked out.

 

Exactly what I was thinking! The poor guy just got antsy and let it out too soon. He should've waited until it was impossible to bring jackhammers into the visiting clubhouse. Can't blame the guy but...I'm disappointed.

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This is a pretty entertaining story. Hopefully, the Yanks won't press criminal charges; but it would only be fair that Gino coughs up the money for the cost of removing the shirt.

 

If he does face charges, don't be surprised if Red Sox fans come to his rescue.

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Exactly what I was thinking! The poor guy just got antsy and let it out too soon. He should've waited until it was impossible to bring jackhammers into the visiting clubhouse. Can't blame the guy but...I'm disappointed.

 

Typical Red Sox fan - can't keep his fat mouth shut. Oh well, foiled again!!!

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I wish I would have thought of that. I worked there for 2+ months.

 

Seems like there will be more legroom in the stands, and the seats are wider. The top tiers are kind of cut into two, so you won't have to walk up too many stairs if you are in the cheapies. The exterior will make you guys proud. The entrances have huge "YANKEE STADIUM" signs adorning the top in big gold letters. I'm sure you've seen them on the news. Looks way better than the dreary gray exterior of old Yankee Stadium.

 

For all you well off Yankee fans, there are plenty of luxury suites, and even a martini bar! :TD:

 

 

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I wish I would have thought of that. I worked there for 2+ months.

 

Seems like there will be more legroom in the stands, and the seats are wider. The top tiers are kind of cut into two, so you won't have to walk up too many stairs if you are in the cheapies. The exterior will make you guys proud. The entrances have huge "YANKEE STADIUM" signs adorning the top in big gold letters. I'm sure you've seen them on the news. Looks way better than the dreary gray exterior of old Yankee Stadium.

 

For all you well off Yankee fans, there are plenty of luxury suites, and even a martini bar! :TD:

I wish I could of done the same thing for Citi (whored out name) field.

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That is what I didn't get, so you put it under the visitors clubhouse....how is that cursing the Yanks?

 

 

That sums up red sox fans, their obsession is a collision between medieval peasant superstition and junkyard dog rabid insanity. If you are a red sox fan like Mickeef2, then youre also a sausage slurpin twinkie abusin mofo. :P

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