Saturday, April 12, 2008

Bosox T-shirt Buried in Yankee Stadium

http://www.nypost.com/seven/04112008/news/regionalnews/highjinx_hits_yankees_106016.htm

New York Post
11 April 2008

HIGH'JINX' HITS YANKEES

CREW SABOTEUR BURIED RED SOX GEAR UNDER NEW STADIUM

By JOHN DOYLE, CHUCK BENNETT and JEREMY OLSHAN

The new Yankee Stadium may be cursed!

A devilish Boston fan working on a concrete crew at the $1.3 billion stadium covertly buried a Red Sox T-shirt under what will become the visiting team's locker room to jinx the Yanks, two construction workers told The Post yesterday.

"In August, a Red Sox T-shirt was poured in a slab in the visitor's clubhouse. It's the curse of the Yankees," one worker said. "Nobody knows about it. It's in the floors, it's buried." [...]

http://www.nypost.com/seven/04132008/news/regionalnews/hammering_the_hex_106315.htm

New York Post
13 April 2008

HAMMERING THE HEX
STADIUM HARDHATS UNCOVER SOX SHIRT

By ANGELA MONTEFINISE, BRAD HAMILTON, ALEX GINSBERG and JAMES FANELLI

The curse has been broken - out of the ground, that is.

A pair of hardhats working at the new Yankee Stadium dropped a dime on the location of a buried Red Sox jersey. [...]

http://www.nypost.com/seven/04142008/news/regionalnews/a_yankee_hexcavation_106446.htm

New York Post
14 April 2008

A YANKEE 'HEX'CAVATION
NEW STADIUM DE'SOX'IFIED IN JERSEY DIG

By C.J. SULLIVAN, JOE MOLLICA and ERIC LENKOWITZ

The Yankees officially reversed the jersey curse yesterday - extracting from the new stadium's concrete a David Ortiz shirt planted by a Red Sox-obsessed hardhat hoping to hex his team's arch rivals.

Then they warned the traitorous construction worker, Gino Castignoli, to watch his back, saying criminal and civil charges could be on deck. [...]

http://www.nypost.com/seven/04152008/news/regionalnews/no__1_fan_bar_none_106583.htm

New York Post
15 April 2008

NO. 1 FAN 'BAR' NONE
PUBSTER'S SOX-POX TIP

By JEREMY OLSHAN

Were it not for the tale one loyal Yankee fan overheard while downing pints of Guinness at a Bay Ridge bar, that Red Sox jersey would still be embedded in the concrete under the new Stadium.

Billy DiCristina, 27, a carpenter from Bensonhurst, had just watched the Rangers playoff game at the Bean Post Pub early last Thursday morning, when a fellow patron with whom he was vaguely acquainted told the story of a Red Sox jersey that had been buried in an effort to curse the Stadium. [...]

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/baseball/red_sox/view.bg?articleid=1087830

Boston Herald
17 April 2008

Red Sox jersey up for auction after failed curse attempt

By Associated Press

BOSTON - Some might call it a curse, others might call it a cure for cancer.

The Boston Red Sox's official charity, the Jimmy Fund, said today it was auctioning off the David Ortiz No. 34 jersey that was buried under the New York Yankees' new stadium by a Boston fan trying to curse its American League rivals. [...]

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/columnists/giles_smith/article3775015.ece

The Times [London, UK]
19 April 2008

Uncovering the dark truths of stadiums

Giles Smith

After the complex but ultimately successful five-hour emergency excavation procedure at the site of the New York Yankees' future stadium, and the baseball team's consequent narrow escape from, potentially, untold years of cursed fortune, sports fans in Britain are inevitably asking, with a nervous shudder, could it happen here?

Could, in other words, a disaffected lone construction worker sink the replica shirt of a rival team into the concrete foundations of a club's new home and thereby hex them in perpetuity? Worse, has a lone construction worker already done so, but we just don't know it yet? [...]

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2008/04/bids_on_big_pap.html?p1=Well_MostPop_Emailed3

Boston Globe
24 April 2008

Big Papi jersey fetches $175K

By Martin Finucane, Globe Staff

It's not much of a shirt, it's true. It's torn. It's dirty. Being buried in the concrete under a stadium construction project and then being drilled out by jackhammers will do that to you.

But the David Ortiz jersey that a construction worker buried under the site of the new Yankee Stadium is a quirky piece of baseball history -- and it sold this afternoon for $175,100 on eBay.

The bid from Kevin Meehan, the owner of Imperialcars.com in Mendon, was the highest of 282 for the battered No. 34 David Ortiz jersey. [...]