The New York Yankees visit Fenway Park tonight to renew their rivalry with the Boston Red Sox. (So, the rest of you other 28 MLB teams might as well postpone your games until after the weekend.)
And the NEW YORK POST reports that a new wrinkle has been added to the on-going feud between the AL East adversaries. Trying to out-do the Curse of the Bambino, a construction worker attempted to start a new jinx on the Bronx Bombers by burying a Red Sox shirt in the new Yankee Stadium.
Two workers told the NYP that back in August, a member of the ballpark’s concrete crew added the Sox t-shirt to the mix, and it was poured & set into an area underneath what will become the visitors’ clubhouse.
“It’s the curse of the Yankees,” one worker said. “Nobody knows about it. It’s in the floors, it’s buried.”
Well, they know about it now, genius.
“I don’t want to be responsible for sinking the franchise,” said a second worker, who witnessed the sabotage. “I respect the stadium.”
If there was such concern, could it have been so hard to pluck the shirt out of the concrete before it hardened?
Anyway, Tim Wiles of the Baseball Hall of Fame commented this latest curse attempt “sounds a little unprecedented“, but it just might work:
“I guess if the Yankees go 86 years in the new ballpark without a win we’ll know if we are on to something.”
But will Hank Steinbrenner be willing to take that chance? The Baby Boss is probably calling up construction crews right this very minute, ordering the clubhouse to be torn down, and the superstitious shirt dug up & drowned in the East River.
But don’t worry about the extra construction costs involved - let the taxpayers foot the bill.