Are you a baseball fan like me? Perhaps considered by loved ones to be a bit…what’s the phrase…fixated on baseball? Are you the kind of fan who can more easily recall dates of no-hitters than birthdays of relatives? Then you will probably, like me, perfectly understand this story from the AP regarding some extra work that needed to be performed on the new Yankee Stadium.
It appears that a construction worker, who roots for the Boston Red Sox and only worked at the stadium for one day, buried a David Ortiz jersey in the concrete below the stadium. When Yankees official found this out, they remedied the potential calamity.
A construction worker’s bid to curse the New York Yankees by planting a Boston Red Sox jersey in their new stadium was foiled when the home team removed the offending shirt from its burial spot.
After locating the shirt in a service corridor behind what will be a restaurant in the new Yankee Stadium, construction workers jackhammered through the concrete Sunday and pulled it out.
Okay, for those of you who are snickering and think this ridiculous, you obviously do not understand the power of curses and superstition in baseball. You never step on the foul line when coming off the field, you don’t even think about uttering the words “no-hitter” before it’s over, you never talk about winning a postseason series until it the last out is made, and you never, ever disrespect the power of bad mojo.
Ask the generations of Red Sox fans who saw their team fall on their collective faces for over 80 years if they respect curses. Ask the Cubs fans who still anguish every year over their losing team if they respect curses. As a third generation Yankee fanatic I applaud the Yanks for taking care of this potential disaster. A little extra jack hammering to rid our beloved team of decades of bad mojo can never be a bad thing.
Posted by: David McBride, Marketing Director – American Public House Review