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Ari Chi3fs
04-13-2008, 04:22 PM
NY Yankees unearth buried Red Sox jersey from new stadium

By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press Writer 18 minutes ago

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NEW YORK (AP)—A construction worker’s bid to curse the New York Yankees (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/nyy/;_ylt=ArvJKyaBf6JFL3.JypcHTwupu7YF) by planting a Boston Red Sox (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/bos/;_ylt=An01cVL6YaeWD09HWQr8rJipu7YF) 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.
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AP - Apr 13, 3:26 pm EDT

“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 (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/5909/;_ylt=AlGRMiFlsxz7Q15tAWfOzfSpu7YF) 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.

Rain Man
04-13-2008, 04:25 PM
I wonder if they'll charge him with a felony.

CosmicPal
04-13-2008, 04:25 PM
criminal charges? :rolleyes:

Oh puhhleezee....it's funny what he did. You dug it up and its over with.

kstater
04-13-2008, 04:26 PM
Call me a cynic, but I think Steinbrenner told his people to do this to drum up attention.

ClevelandBronco
04-13-2008, 04:27 PM
Is that ink from one of those anti-theft devices all over that jersey?

JBucc
04-13-2008, 04:28 PM
Criminal charges? "very very very bad act?" Are you kidding me? The guy's just having some fun with a baseball rivalry. As long as he didn't hurt the actual building as in make it unsafe somehow he should just get a pat on the back and a "nice try."

SithCeNtZ
04-13-2008, 04:31 PM
Call me a cynic, but I think Steinbrenner told his people to do this to drum up attention.

I agree with you. Who cares that it was even there? Who is the idiot who thought it was funny/cool to bury a jersey? OMGWTFBBQ IPLANTED aDANNYMANNING JERSEYUNDER THE PLaige SPORTS ARENA AT MIssery a few YEARS AGO I GOT THEM SO GOOD LOLLLLOLOLOLLOLLROFFLLLLZZZ:spock:

Bill Parcells
04-13-2008, 04:53 PM
Hank Steinbrenner is one of the biggest ****ing morons alive. unfortunately, he has been given the keys to the most prestigious sports franchise in the history of sports by his idiot father, heir schickelgruber. he is a ****ing tool and an embarrassment. they should just let it go.

rad
04-13-2008, 05:07 PM
Criminal charges? "very very very bad act?" Are you kidding me? The guy's just having some fun with a baseball rivalry. As long as he didn't hurt the actual building as in make it unsafe somehow he should just get a pat on the back and a "nice try."


At the very least, make the guy pay for the time lost digging it up, what was it, 5 hrs?

MIAdragon
04-13-2008, 05:07 PM
maybe thats why Ortiz is 4-43 to start out the year.

Halfcan
04-13-2008, 05:15 PM
what the Yankme's are doing on the ball field is criminal-not burrying a stoopid jersey. Wow the Evil Empire is lame.

vailpass
04-13-2008, 05:46 PM
what the Yankme's are doing on the ball field is criminal-not burrying a stoopid jersey. Wow the Evil Empire is lame.

If KC was buidling a new football stadium and a Bronco fan buried a Denver jersey in the foundation would you want it removed? Would you want the Bronco fan prosecuted according to the law?

KCChiefsMan
04-13-2008, 06:02 PM
If KC was buidling a new football stadium and a Bronco fan buried a Denver jersey in the foundation would you want it removed? Would you want the Bronco fan prosecuted according to the law?

removed: yes. prosecuted: no.

Phobia
04-13-2008, 06:08 PM
If KC was buidling a new football stadium and a Bronco fan buried a Denver jersey in the foundation would you want it removed? Would you want the Bronco fan prosecuted according to the law?

I wouldn't give a rip either way. They can build the entire stadium out of repurposed Donkey jerseys for all I care.

KCChiefsMan
04-13-2008, 06:10 PM
I wouldn't give a rip either way. They can build the entire stadium out of repurposed Donkey jerseys for all I care.

you have to understand, people in Boston are very very supersticious when it comes to their sports.

Dylan
04-13-2008, 07:42 PM
LOL... Do you know this story has made front page news since the NY Post broke on Friday? I can understand Yankees vs. Red Sox is one of the biggest rivalries in sport. This rivalry dates back to Babe Ruth's trade almost 90 years ago. But come on... it's nuts.

The Steinbrenner's are lucky someone came forward after the story broke, if not -- the sports media would have tortured them to death until they blew up their new $1.4 billion stadium -- looking for a shirt and probably a sock. I don't understand it -- must be a guy thing... Anyway, the jerk that buried it, is probably safer in jail.

Here's a sample of the NY Post's front page Fri & Sat -- and this is from one daily newspaper.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/04122008/img/frontsm.jpg http://www.nypost.com/seven/04112008/img/frontsm.jpg

plbrdude
04-13-2008, 08:25 PM
criminal charges? :rolleyes:

Oh puhhleezee....it's funny what he did. You dug it up and its over with.

right. it'd be a little different if ortiz was still in the jersey.

Valiant
04-13-2008, 08:41 PM
I wiped snot on Elways statue when I was in Denver.. Was it funny? **** yes.. Was it criminal? Hell no..

jspchief
04-13-2008, 09:47 PM
I wouldn't give a rip either way. They can build the entire stadium out of repurposed Donkey jerseys for all I care.The Crisco makes Broncos jerseys unreliable as building materials.

POND_OF_RED
04-14-2008, 12:24 AM
I'm glad this got more coverage on the news than Bannister's complete game/dominant start to the season.

'Hamas' Jenkins
04-14-2008, 12:35 AM
I wouldn't give a rip either way. They can build the entire stadium out of repurposed Donkey jerseys for all I care.

All that cooking spray would make it fairly water resistant.

Fruit Ninja
04-14-2008, 02:35 AM
I agree with you. Who cares that it was even there? Who is the idiot who thought it was funny/cool to bury a jersey? OMGWTFBBQ IPLANTED aDANNYMANNING JERSEYUNDER THE PLaige SPORTS ARENA AT MIssery a few YEARS AGO I GOT THEM SO GOOD LOLLLLOLOLOLLOLLROFFLLLLZZZ:spock:
Obviously quite a few people care as it was all over the damned news even here locally and i live in Central Cali. You obviously cared enough to post a thread thats dedicated to what happened.

Yay, he was a Red Sox fan that wanted to say ya know what, somewhere down there is a Jersey i put becuase i am a Sox fan. I actually think its kind of cool he did that. I know if i ever had the chance i would do the same to the Oakland Collesium.

beavis
04-14-2008, 03:33 AM
you have to understand, people in Boston are very very supersticious when it comes to their sports.

People in Boston are idiots.

Jayhawkerman2001
04-14-2008, 07:57 AM
People in Boston are idiots.

AGREEEEEEDDDD

100%

markk
04-14-2008, 09:05 AM
hopefully he gets charged for whatever it cost them to remove it

cadmonkey
04-14-2008, 09:15 AM
This is the dumbest thing I have ever seen. Hank Steinbrenner is quickly taking over the position of biggest blow hard in his family. He originally said there was no truth to this rumor, now he feels he had to dig it up?

vailpass
04-14-2008, 09:48 AM
This is the dumbest thing I have ever seen. Hank Steinbrenner is quickly taking over the position of biggest blow hard in his family. He originally said there was no truth to this rumor, now he feels he had to dig it up?

I'm more comfortable with Boss Jr.'s decision to excercise the stinkin' BoSox jersey than I am with your new avatar :)
Seriously, are you saying if the roles were reversed that the BoSox wouldn't have excavated that jersey and anything else Yankee post haste? IMHO the two-way hatred between the teams that results in stuff like this is what makes it the best rivalry in sports.

MIAdragon
04-14-2008, 09:59 AM
People in Boston are idiots.


watch it Brit.:spock:

Adept Havelock
04-14-2008, 10:19 AM
Heh. The lengths people will go to over superstition never ceases to amaze me.

Brock
04-14-2008, 10:29 AM
Another reason why pro baseball is stupid.

Frazod
04-14-2008, 10:54 AM
I think they should tear the whole damn thing down and start over.

Only way to be sure there are no lingering effects.

R&GHomer
04-14-2008, 11:38 AM
Criminal charges? "very very very bad act?" Are you kidding me? The guy's just having some fun with a baseball rivalry. As long as he didn't hurt the actual building as in make it unsafe somehow he should just get a pat on the back and a "nice try."


Seriously.... that's just stupid. Criminal charges, for what? Ass hats

StcChief
04-14-2008, 11:44 AM
I guess he's stupid for getting caught. BoSox fan didn't plan this too well

Frazod
04-14-2008, 11:45 AM
Seriously.... that's just stupid. Criminal charges, for what? Ass hats

Would you really expect anything different from the Yankmees?

cmh6476
04-14-2008, 11:49 AM
People in Boston are idiots.

yeah any intelligent fan would realize sawx home jerseys dont have last names on the back, DUMB.

kstater
04-14-2008, 11:49 AM
This all is just a ruse to distract from the real curse. Burying Ted Williams' cryonaically frozen head.

MIAdragon
04-14-2008, 12:19 PM
I guess he's stupid for getting caught. BoSox fan didn't plan this too well

I thought the same thing, all he had to do was keep his mouth shut for a year or so THEN come out with what he did.

chasedude
04-14-2008, 04:14 PM
People in Boston are idiots.

Wasn't it Boston that flipped out over the Adult Swim Aqua Teen Hunger Force ad fiasco?

The ad agency did the same thing in Seattle but they didn't flip out ROFL

Bowser
04-14-2008, 04:45 PM
Wasn't it Boston that flipped out over the Adult Swim Aqua Teen Hunger Force ad fiasco?

The ad agency did the same thing in Seattle but they didn't flip out ROFL


Seattle = laid back stoned hippies

Boston = pissed off drunk Irish

Adept Havelock
04-14-2008, 04:53 PM
If KC was buidling a new football stadium and a Bronco fan buried a Denver jersey in the foundation would you want it removed? Would you want the Bronco fan prosecuted according to the law?

I wouldn't give a damn. Why waste the time and money to remove it? I'd just shake my head at the moronic little Bronco fan who believes in voodoo. In all fairness, I'd also be shaking it at moronic Chiefs fans who insisted on it being removed because they think some ugly jersey has mystical power.

Bowser
04-14-2008, 04:55 PM
If KC was buidling a new football stadium and a Bronco fan buried a Denver jersey in the foundation would you want it removed? Would you want the Bronco fan prosecuted according to the law?

As long as it was under the shitter, and as long as it was an Elway jersey, I'd be cool with it.

BigOlChiefsfan
04-14-2008, 05:07 PM
Pissed off drunken irish reminded me of this:

http://bp3.blogger.com/_3QqO8EXd-II/R_8McUShB5I/AAAAAAAAQMI/A0kkqhmZDFU/s400/IrishScarecrow.jpg

An Irish scarecrow