Rooting For Laundry

The New York Post reports that a contractor working on new Yankee Stadium buried a Red Sox t-shirt in the concrete beneath what will eventually be the visiting team’s locker room. The thought was that this piece of poly-cotton blend will have some sort of hexing effect on the Yankees once they begin play in their new park in the 2009 season. I don’t get it, but it’s a funny gesture, if nothing else. Unfortunately, Ben Affleck was not wearing the shirt at the time.

Update: Pete sez it’s a hoax

13 comments… add one

  • ….Or Dane Cook.

    yankeemonkey April 11, 2008, 12:21 pm
  • In related news, someone left a soiled diaper in the toilet at the new stadium.

    IronHorse (yf) April 11, 2008, 12:42 pm
  • According to the story in the NY Post, the shirt was placed in teh concrete unfder the visitors’ locker room. Shouldn’t it have been placed under the Yanks’ locker room?

    Mark (YF) April 11, 2008, 1:08 pm
  • The really sad thing is this “story” is getting front page treatment, even in a rag. Even sadder is that I went to their site just to read it.

    A YF April 11, 2008, 1:13 pm
  • Let’s hope the Sox gets.. buried.. ;)

    Lar April 11, 2008, 1:27 pm
  • To cleanse the palate, I suggest this on-going Q&A from Jack Curry on Yanks-Sox:
    http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/04/11/q-a-jack-curry-on-yankees-red-sox/

    A YF April 11, 2008, 1:30 pm
  • i christen thee “the house a sox jersey built”.

    sf rod April 11, 2008, 2:14 pm
  • …Or Jimmy Fallon

    rz-yf April 11, 2008, 2:56 pm
  • Jimmy Fallon..
    Isn’t this guy a huge Yankee fan?

    Brad April 11, 2008, 3:17 pm
  • I don’t know but if that’s the case you can have him.
    Seriously, take him.

    yankeemonkey April 11, 2008, 3:49 pm
  • This makes no sense. Why do you BURY a Sox jersey – isn’t that a terrible metaphor?! Wouldn’t it be better to put one hidden inside a wall, unbeknownst to anyone, inside the Yankee locker room? As someone who knows about the innards of buildings, I can think of all sorts of places I might stealthily hide a jersey for symbolism. Burying one beneath the park, a la Jimmy Hoffa, isn’t one of them.

    SF April 11, 2008, 5:00 pm
  • > This makes no sense
    That’s what I thought. If you really want some voodoo, why not sneak some dirt from the Fenway infield and mix it in the aggregate when pouring the Yankee locker room. And if you are going for posterity, use a genuine jersey, not a cheap-ass t-shirt. Or to really mess with them, leave a smoke detector inside a ceiling in the locker room. I made this mistake when finishing my basement. In time when the battery fades enough, it will begin to emit a light, muffled chirp every 10 or 15 minutes, decreasing in frequency and volume over time until the battery finally dies, but the process takes years. Drove me flippin’ insane, but only because I was too cheap and lazy to rip out the drywall.

    attackgerbil April 11, 2008, 5:30 pm
  • They found the ‘Shirt Buried at Yankee Stadium’
    http://www.zazzle.com/buried_at_yankee_stadium_shirt-235312142328950827

    marty April 13, 2008, 9:41 am

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