Saturday, April 19, 2008

Oh, Those Yankees

NEW YORK — A construction worker's bid to curse the New York Yankees by planting a Boston Red Sox jersey in their new stadium was foiled Sunday when the home team removed the offending shirt from its burial spot.

Yankees President Randy Levine calls it "a very, very bad act" and is considering pressing criminal charges against the construction worker who did the clever deed.

Read the whole article here.

A lawsuit over a harmless prank? Really? Doesn't anyone have a sense of humor anymore? (Oh wait - it's just the Yankees who don't.)

Actually, it looks to me like the Yankees may have reversed some very different sort of curse by excavating Ortiz's jersey. Previously he was in a bit of a slump (.070), but with the removal of his No. 34 jersey, his performance improved rapidly and noticeably!

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