Update on the shirt curse

a.k.a. “how to waste money & time on something completely insignificant”

There’s an update since I posted about the story of the new Yankees Stadium construction worker that buried a Bo-Sox jersey in cement. It looks like they wasted 5 hours of drilling to find and remove the jersey.

From ESPN:

“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?”

Oh please.  Could you hear the fiddle playing in the background during that comment? Not being a Yankee fan (I loathe the Evil Empire), maybe I don’t have a full appreciation of this, but this is far from “the act that was a very, very bad act”.  I said on Friday that I hoped this was true, now I wish it was false. It would have been hilarious to spend all that time jack-hammering your new stadium, only to find nothing.

Friday fun: Buried shirts

After reading through all of my RSS feeds, I found the single-most important story of the week that requires reflection:

From ESPN:

A construction worker and Boston fan working on the concrete crew at the $1.3 billion new Yankee Stadium buried a Red Sox shirt in with the concrete foundation under what will become the visitors’ clubhouse, in the hopes of jinxing the New York Yankees‘ new home, the New York Post reported.

Two construction workers told the newspaper about the stunt on condition of anonymity.

“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 told the Post. “Nobody knows about it. It’s in the floors, it’s buried.”

There is not a more classic rivalry than Yankees/Bo-Sox.  This is hilarious, and I hope it’s true.