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April 13, 2008

Say it ainít so, George!: Report: Boston Red Sox T-shirt buried in new Yankee Stadium by construction worker.

posted by BoKnows to baseball at 10:12 AM - 41 comments

Another article here!

posted by BoKnows at 10:14 AM on April 13

Too bad they found it....anything to hex the yankees is okay by me

posted by shudacudawuda at 11:27 AM on April 13

A "buried" piece of Redsox memorabelia? Sounds like what the Yankees have done to the Redsox for decades...:) Maybe after the Yanks win thier next world series, they can excavate it and hang it in the visitors locker room? Either way, nice try Bean town:D

posted by firecop at 01:06 PM on April 13

Too late, they found it... Still... pretty funny overall....:)

posted by firecop at 01:15 PM on April 13

Here's the Yahoo story on it. They're planning to clean it up and auction it off for charity, as well as possibly take the guy (who did it) to court. Don't Joke with the Yanks, they'll say you're a "really, really bad" person, and seek Legal Action.

posted by freeze_over98 at 03:36 PM on April 13

Doesn't matter - the Yankees are and have been cursed for a long time. They are stuck in New York!!! Go, win, anyone but the Yankees! Good for that worker creating a prank - prosecuting someone for a bit of fun would be crazy! Look at all the good publicity it brought the Yanks who always need something good said about them. Leave the prankster alone.

posted by twoman at 03:58 PM on April 13

the Yankees are and have been cursed for a long time. 26 Championships? Oh to be so cursed.

posted by justgary at 04:23 PM on April 13

I hope if they removed it it wasn't a load bearing t-shirt!

posted by Drood at 05:11 PM on April 13

Read the original story. According to the Yankees spokeswoman it "never happened". Nice denial there, tootsie. How was this action a really bad thing? Did it affect the structural integrity of the concrete? Is a Boston fan trying to apply a curse, which I'm sure that Yankee personnel would dismiss as a ridiculous idea, a really bad thing? And why dig up an item that was never placed there, and wouldn't curse the team anyway?

posted by whitedog65 at 06:58 PM on April 13

Whats with Sawx fans since they broke their own curse? Have they always been this petty and i just didn't notice?

posted by elijahin24 at 07:45 PM on April 13

I think the real curse (as an outsider) will happen when the Yankees abandon the old Yankee Stadium for the new one. That's just crazy.

posted by THX-1138 at 07:59 PM on April 13

Whats with Sawx fans since they broke their own curse? Have they always been this petty and i just didn't notice? Even if this story is true we're talking about the actions of one man, hardly representative of all 'sawx fans'. Or have you always been that shortsighted and I didn't notice?

posted by justgary at 08:25 PM on April 13

I think the real curse (as an outsider) will happen when the Yankees abandon the old Yankee Stadium for the new one. That's just crazy. Perhaps my sarcasm detector isn't going off but I see it as you can only stay in one place for so long. Yes Yankee Stadium is filled with tradition but there comes a time where a team needs to move to better facilities.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:26 PM on April 13

there comes a time where a team needs to move to better facilities. Blasphemer!

posted by justgary at 08:49 PM on April 13

What's the current life expectancy of Fenway? Wrigley? Anyone? Anyone? Frye....Frye....Frye....

posted by BoKnows at 08:55 PM on April 13

Whats with people using the word Sawx?

posted by jerseygirl at 09:14 PM on April 13

Perhaps my sarcasm detector isn't going off I suppose I deserve that. But mark my words: There will be a shudder felt all through baseball next season when the baseball gods realize that opening day has come and gone in New York and the Yankees were not in the house that Ruth built. The Bambino curse in reverse. A Pox from the Sox.

posted by THX-1138 at 10:36 PM on April 13

Hmmm... A T-shirt buried in the New Yankee stadium. A fun prank, but what about the hawk in Fenway. Could it have been planted by a Yankee fan just to give Boston "the bird"?

posted by Howard_T at 11:02 PM on April 13

Even if this story is true we're talking about the actions of one man, hardly representative of all 'sawx fans'. Or have you always been that shortsighted and I didn't notice? Of course it isn't all sox fans, but the ones who make the news, and the ones i was in Iraq with, just seemed particularly whiney about really small things. I hadn't noticed it until after they won the '04 series, but that might be because their complaints seemed legit when they were the lovable losers.

posted by elijahin24 at 12:26 AM on April 14

I can't recall any 'whiny' stories that made to the news.

posted by jerseygirl at 02:35 AM on April 14

I bet you that George Costanza is at the bottom of this somewhere somehow...

posted by GoBirds at 04:14 AM on April 14

A Red Sox fan buries a Red Sox shirt underneath the new Yankee stadium...now that's funny. This is by far, one of the most ridiculous stories that I have ever read but yet, I'm intrigued by it even though I'm not a fan of either team. This rivialry keeps getting better and better even with scenerios that take place off the field. To have fans this dedicated to their respective teams is a great thing for baseball and I won't ever knock it. Being a Mets fan, I love having this kind of rivalry against the Phillies except it isn't quite as interesting as the Yanks/Red Sox even though we're as passionate as fans as they are. All I can say is, good try Gino Castignoli, Red Sox nation loves you while all Yankee fans now loathe you.

posted by BornIcon at 07:55 AM on April 14

The stories in the news this morning of them digging the concrete back up and removing it (to great fanfare, construction worker pontifications, Ken Levine histrionics, vague threats of criminal prosecution and watch-your-back, and flashbulbs all around) was hilarious. I mean, they didn't even fire the guy. Unless I'm parsing the story wrong, he's still working on the site, fergodsake.

posted by chicobangs at 10:12 AM on April 14

Unions baby, unions.

posted by jerseygirl at 11:08 AM on April 14

Unless I'm parsing the story wrong, he's still working on the site, fergodsake. In the other article up there that Bo linked to it said that he only worked at the site one day. With Ortiz in the slump that he's in I think they should've left it buried.

posted by goddam at 11:30 AM on April 14

Then what was with all the threats to watch his back, and that he could expect an ass-kicking on the site one day? Shit, he won't have to pay for a drink in Boston for years.

posted by chicobangs at 11:36 AM on April 14

Then what was with all the threats to watch his back, and that he could expect an ass-kicking on the site one day? Posturing? Hanks's quote (or Hal's or whoever it's attributed to today) just mentioned his co-workers, nothing specific to the stadium site itself. The guy could be part of a crew that was just at the stadium that one day. Who knows. Do you really think someone who would wish for a guy to get his ass kicked over a stupid stunt like this really thinks things through?

posted by goddam at 01:06 PM on April 14

It's a bad omen for the Yanks, and only a hint of more to come. It's a sacrilige to move that team to a new stadium and tear down that much baseball history. The spirits of the Yankee greats will heap so many curses on that new field it will make Poltergeist look like Casper the friendly ghost.

posted by irunfromclones at 01:09 PM on April 14

The Yankees would have to move sometime. Unless you think it would be worth it to continuously renovate a stadium in order to preserve tradition. Plus, if the spirits of Yankee greats were true Yankees I'd expect them to do all they could to help the Yankees win.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:36 PM on April 14

All I'm sayin' is that Babe Ruth's ghost is gonna be pissed when he hears that they're tearin' down the house he built.

posted by THX-1138 at 07:16 PM on April 14

All I'm sayin' is that Babe Ruth's ghost is gonna be pissed when he hears that they're tearin' down the house he built. That in itself may prove to be a curse to the Yankees. Still, I'm still chuckling about the shirt.

posted by NerfballPro at 09:30 PM on April 15

If you really wanted to curse them, wouldn't it have been better to put a Tampa Bay shirt under the Yanks clubhouse?

posted by Monica Poland at 12:44 AM on April 16

Or the Royals? That would be a curse. (In their defense that have looked decent at times this so far this season.)

posted by hawkguy at 08:50 AM on April 16

The only thing that keeps coming up in my mind is that this guy bragged about this way too soon. If he had kept quiet for another couple months, they couldn't have removed it.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:56 AM on April 16

They should have left it buried. It was a David Ortiz jersey, and Ortiz was off to a terrible start. The jersey was exhumed, and Ortiz had 3 hits in the 2 games in Cleveland. That'll teach you, Hank!!!

posted by Howard_T at 01:16 PM on April 16

wouldn't it have been better to put a Tampa Bay shirt under the Yanks clubhouse? They sell Tampa Bay jerseys? For money?

posted by THX-1138 at 03:13 PM on April 16

The only thing that keeps coming up in my mind is that this guy bragged about this way too soon. If he had kept quiet for another couple months, they couldn't have removed it. That was only done to throw suspicion off the other Red Sox relic, Johnny Damon's jersey from Game Seven of the 2004 ALCS, which has, through a too-technical-to-explain-to-the-likes-of-you process, been liquified, and is slowly being introduced to Gotham's water supply. /cue music /cue Bat Signal

posted by The_Black_Hand at 01:43 PM on April 19

Surprise!

posted by BoKnows at 08:18 PM on April 19

Current bid $65,000!?!

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:35 PM on April 19

It's increasing at about $1000.00 every few hours or so. It's got a higher bid than this!

posted by BoKnows at 12:38 PM on April 20

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