Sunday, April 13, 2008

Red Sox watch

Well, the boys from Beantown are off to a less than stellar start, but the good news is that so is the Evil Empire. Both are 6-6 so far in the young season, behind the Blue Jays and the Orioles, who are in (*gasp*!) first place.

Speaking of the Evil Empire, I spotted this item at Hot Air headlines. It seems some knucklehead construction worker at Yankee Stadium who happens to be a Red Sox fan buried a David "Papi" Ortiz Red Sox jersey in the bowels of the stadium last year while he was working on the construction. He later bragged about, and because he only worked at the site for one day, some fellow hardhats not as sympathetic to the Red Sox cause figured it could have only been in one place. So the broke out jackhammers and dug it up.
Beantown-loving construction worker Gino Castignoli, who lives in The Bronx, confessed to The Post last week that he buried a Red Sox slugger David Ortiz jersey at the site last summer while working at the stadium.

After reading about the traitorous act in The Post, the two workers approached a construction manager and said they remembered Castignoli, who only worked at the Stadium one day, and thought they knew where he must have placed the shirt.

They led the manager to a service corridor near the site of the planned Legends Club restaurant, behind home plate and toward the third base side.
After the hardhats pointed to the spot, workers brought out jackhammers and dug furiously for five hours, creating a 2-foot- by-3-foot, gravel-filled pit in their search for the tainted threads.

They spotted the jersey at 3:25 p.m. and called Yankee brass. The cursed shirt was about two feet deep in cement.
Yeesh. Try to get a simple curse going, and the guy can't keep his mouth shut long enough for people to forget who he was or what part of the stadium he worked on that one day.

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