April 11, 2008

Post: Sox Pox On New Yankee Stadium

New York Post:
The new Yankee Stadium may be cursed!

A devilish Boston fan working on a concrete crew at the $1.3 billion stadium covertly buried a Red Sox T-shirt under what will become the visiting team's locker room to jinx the Yanks, two construction workers told The Post yesterday.

"In August, a Red Sox T-shirt was poured in a slab in the visitor's clubhouse. It's the curse of the Yankees," one worker said. "Nobody knows about it. It's in the floors, it's buried."

The workers say they now fear that they unwittingly helped hex their beloved Bronx Bombers.

"I don't want to be responsible for sinking the franchise," said a second worker, who witnessed the sabotage. "I respect the stadium."
Suspicious timing for this story, on the morning of the teams' first meeting of the season, but whatever -- anything to annoy Yankee fans. ... But shouldn't the shirt have been buried under the home team's locker room?

27 comments:

ish said...

Right after we were talking about pox-es (among other things) in the game thread.

Weird. It had been years since I heard the word "pox" unrelated to smallpox or chicken pox, and it appears in two different places in two consecutive days.

redsock said...

SoSher bellyofthebeast has an interesting story:

About 6 months ago I was sipping a pint in my local when a guy I'd don't believe I'd ever met before tapped me on the shoulder. "I hear you're the local Sox fan" he said. He told me he was a huge Sox fan as well and after a few minutes of the typical crap, he said he had something he knew I'd love to learn about.

He then took an ID out of his pocket and handed it to me. It was a construction pass for the New Yankee Stadium. If I recall correctly, it actually had a Yankee logo on it. He told me that he had been working on the Stadium for a while and was "making sure it gets built right!" He then went on to read me a laundry list of the various things he had buried in the Stadium. The T-shirts were just the tip of the iceburg!

According to this guy, there's a ton of Sox (and even a few Met items) buried deep! Some of my favorites were a pair of batting helmets in locations I won't disclose and his piece de resistance which was the "appropriate" placement of his four 2004 Red Sox commemorative coins! "I've got so much shit buried in there, they'd have to tear it down to the ground to find it all" he said. "But just to be sure, I've got a bunch of stuff I've never told anybody about!"

He seemed credible enough at the time (I even posted about him somewhere around here). But this morning's Post now has me convinced the guy was legit!"


:>)

L-girl said...

Do you think the guy with the construction ID really believes in that stuff?

Or is he just having fun? If it's just a joke, why would you go to all that trouble, and bury more than one item?

And if you believe it... I can't even list all the questions that come up. Does he believe in Santa Claus too?

A pox on curses! I think we need a pox thread tonight. A soxpox thread.

ish said...

Yeah. Like, the Yankees will be infected with the deadly Soxpox virus.

Andy said...

what he just did was give the NY fans an excuse for their upcoming abject failure under the new regime.

redsock said...

Do you think the guy with the construction ID really believes in that stuff?

I would hope not. But it's a great practical joke. And if it annoys Yankees fans, I'm all for it.

If only they had buried Gump in the foundation ...

L-girl said...

Sorry Andy, sometimes comments don't come in right away, or one of us doesn't look at the moderation screen. It will all get there eventually - and in the order in which it was posted.

L-girl said...

"what he just did was give the NY fans an excuse for their upcoming abject failure under the new regime."

Yeah, like they need another. NYY fans have no trouble thinking up excuses!

Andy said...

I had to get my whining off of there.

Do you think they buried Ted Williams' head in the new place?

redsock said...

If MFY fans wanna think they are cursed, I'm happy with that.

That will mean that no matter what they do, no matter who they sign, no matter how much they spend, they are admitting they can never win again.

Suits me.

Andy said...

Can I have the keys to the Mod screen? I could go on and on for hours talking to myself and always remain on topic.

Andy said...

Is Jose Canseco coming back? and if so is he going to, by default, be a Yankee? I hear he and A-Rod are best of friends through thick and thin

Pokerwolf said...

Burying things is one thing, if there was a way to set a part of the stadium in a visible location out of something unchangeable (such as concrete or steel) so it reads "Go Sox" or something similar would be better.

ish said...

Or take a stick and write "Curse of the Big Papi" in the cement when nobody's looking.

redsock said...

Can I have the keys to the Mod screen?

No.

redsock said...

Doug Mirabelli, on the Red Sox's return to the Yankee Stadium visitors' locker room in 2005:

"It still smells like champagne in here."

Andy said...

that is an awesome quote.

L-girl said...

Can I have the keys to the Mod screen? I could go on and on for hours talking to myself and always remain on topic.

Andy, I think that's called having your own blog.

Andy said...

I would lose interest very quickly without all the inspiration you all give me.

L-girl said...

Joy Of Sox: We Blog So You Don't Have To

phrenile said...

You'd bury it under the visiting team's locker room so all those Sox championships can rub off on the team playing the MFYs. Or something. Magical thinking doesn't tend to make a lot of sense

Especially when applied to harmless vandalism. (Who knows, maybe the MFYs haven't won a championship this millennium because some janitor pissed in Steinbrenner's coffee mug when he found himself cleaning the guy's office alone.)

What you really need is to be able to designate certain accounts as trusted non-spammers who don't need moderation approval. I doubt Blogger lets you do that, though.

redsock said...

What you really need is to be able to designate certain accounts as trusted non-spammers who don't need moderation approval. I doubt Blogger lets you do that, though.

I considered that last year. Commenters I knew would have moderator status. Which would mean their comments would sail through whenever, but they would also have the ability to create and edit posts. Which I wasn't crazy about. In the end, I went with moderation.

Andy said...

As long as you continue to start every game thread I am happy. I really appreciate the comments that put the day's game into perspective. Have we had any problems with spammers? And really no response to the Ted Head buried within the new stadium?

redsock said...

Have we had any problems with spammers?

Not this year.

Without moderation, a MFY fan with insomnia could leave a lot of garbage here overnight.

Andy said...

I could leave a lot of garbage here too under the same circumstances. Moderation is good.

redsock said...

Howard Rubenstein released a statement:
"We noticed that the NY Post wrote a fun and interesting story about a t-shirt today — but it never happened. Yankee fans know that burying something in concrete in the basement is never a good thing. Memo to the Post: You're 10 days late for April Fool’s Day."

Yankee fans know that burying something in concrete in the basement is never a good thing.

Whaaaa?

L-girl said...

We haven't had a problem with spammers this season *yet*. But it was major problems with trolls that forced Allan to turn on moderation in the first place. I imagine they'll be back.