The Yankees Laugh At Curses. Just Kidding, They Dug Up That Red Sox Jersey Buried At Their New Stadium.

4/13/08 in MLB   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

You may remember the incredibly stupid story we had up on Friday about the Red Sox fan who worked at the new Yankee Stadium for a day with a concrete crew and stuck a David Ortiz Red Sox jersey into the concrete beneath the visiting dugout.

I mentioned how it was somewhat odd that he buried it close to the visitors dugout, rather than the Yankees dugout (which would seem to be the thing to do if you wanted to curse somebody), but whatever. Now, you'd think the Yankees wouldn't care about something as dumb as this, but you'd be wrong.

Two guys who worked with Gino Castignoli - the guy who buried the shirt - told a construction manager about where they thought the jersey was buried.

The construction crew then spent five hours jackhammering the site, creating a 2-foot- by-3-foot pit in the process. Luckily, they found the jersey, because they probably all would have fired if they hadn't. It was buried about 2-feet deep in the concrete.

And just to fully destroy Castignoli's name, the New York Post mentioned how he once pleaded guilty to involvement in a $40 million illegal gambling operation with ties to the Gambino crime family, according to the Brooklyn DA's Office.

Naturally, Hank Steinbrenner was much classier than the Post in his comments about Castignoli.
"I hope his coworkers kick the s--- out of him."
Way to show great leadership Hank. This team is obviously destined for greatness with a mind like yours at the helm.
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4/14/08   |   sugarcain

The reason he buried it under the 'Visitors' dugout, was to give BOSTON good luck when they played at the stadium. At first I was a little confused about why he buried it where he did, and then it dawned on me.

Well, here is my take. Every sport has fans that are whacked. Most Baseball players, as well as their fans, believe in this curse shit. They are VERY superstitious. Or shall I say STUPERSTITIOUS? Even going so far as not changing their socks if they are on a hitting streak. Or not washing their hair if they are striking people out. EEEWWWW!!

But, whatever works right? So what if this ass-crack buried a shirt! And the thought of them getting fired over it! Come on!!

And to the whistle-blower: Nice work buddy. Now everyone knows you have a big freakin mouth.

I would also like to comment on what Hal said. What an arrogant righteous bastard!! I hope some pissed off fans kick HIS ass. Like he has never thought to sabotage anyone. He is right up there with Mother Theresa with morals and ethics!!

4/13/08   |   Scott Senay

Hank and Hal sound as crazy as their old man, but now there's two of them.  Expect them to fire Joe Girardi 17 times in the next 3 years.

4/13/08   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Gatorfan4114 wrote:
Hey genius it was Hal that said it not Hank

They're both raging d-bags...what difference does it make? I never thought anyone could be worse than the Boss, but these guys are giving him a run for his money.

4/13/08   |   Gatorfan4114

Hey genius it was Hal that said it not Hank