Red Sox jersey buried under new Yankees stadium
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so here is the article from

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-yankees-cursefoiled&prov=ap&type=lgns

NY Yankees unearth buried Red Sox jersey from new stadium
By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 18 minutes ago

NEW YORK (AP)—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.
Frank Gramarossa, project executive for the new Yankee Stadium, removes a Boston Red Sox jersey with the name of player David Ortiz from the ground at the new Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, April 13, 2008. The New York Yankees have ended a construction worker's attempt to jinx their new stadium with a buried Red Sox jersey. Team officials watched Sunday as construction workers removed the jersey from two feet of concrete in a service corridor of the stadium that is under construction.


“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.



what do you think?
I'm a sox fan and i think it's comical that somebody did that and they did have the right to pull it out because it is going to be a yankees stadium. i think that it was perfectly harmless. the rivalry is so funny to me, but being a sox fan i'm totally part of it. I just want to know what everyone thinks.
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Posted 4/13/08
i think that's hilarious to be perfectly honest... hahahahaaa.. i wonder if they didn't find it would anyone ever know it was there?? would it just be the sox jersey myth or something?? hahaaa
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wow im surprised ...don't know what to say.
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wtf, how retarded is this?
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haha lol xD if only it did happen "the curse"
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Posted 4/13/08
BOO! Being a native from NYC, everyone knows the Red Sox are hated by both sides (Mets and Yankees fans)!
That's why were going to bury a Yankee jersey under the Red Sox's Stadium!
(I have no idea what I'm talking about, I don't even watch baseball, but I agree that I am not a big fan of the Red Sox ^_^)
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............he coundt have thought up somthing better?
this is what the mind of the world r coming to.......its sad
Posted 4/13/08
Rofl the yankess are screwed. rofl
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Posted 4/16/08
Hahaha this is hilarious. Thats guy deserves a free sandwich. Someone... please... give that man a sandwich!
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DRO1 wrote:

Hahaha this is hilarious. Thats guy deserves a free sandwich. Someone... please... give that man a sandwich!


i'm all over it.

well....i have the sandwich... now i gotta find the guy....
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Posted 4/21/08

TollBooth wrote:

I could've sworn I saw that jersey on eBay.


no way! thats awesome!
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TollBooth wrote:


unintentionalchaos wrote:


TollBooth wrote:

I could've sworn I saw that jersey on eBay.


no way! thats awesome!


So far it's at $72,200.


WOAH!!! jeeeeeeez. haha. love it!
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I saw some stats during a Red Sox game that before the jersey was pulled out of the new stadium that Ortiz's batting average was around .050 w/, if i can remember correctly, zero homeruns but after the jersey was pulled up is batting average was about .360 with a few homeruns
I guess the guys curse hurt the Red Sox instead of the Yankees
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