For those of you keeping score, last week, a Sox-loving construction worker confessed to burying an Ortiz jersey in the new Yankee Stadium. According to today’s New York Post, this dastardly and freakin’ hysterical act switched everyone behind the scenes into full-on X-wings racing to the Death Star mode until the location of the shirt was discovered. Yesterday, some dude with a jackhammer spent five hours digging away until the shirt was found and removed.
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.
As for Gino Castignoli, the construction worker who buried the shirt, Hankie Stein had this to say:
“I hope his coworkers kick the s@#t out of him,” said George’s boy, who now runs the team with his brother Hal.
Hank put no stock in talk of curses or in Castignoli’s cruel bid to hex the Yankees’ new $1.3 billion home.
A buried jersey, he reassured worried fans, means nothing.
“It’s a bunch of bulls@#t,” Hank said.
Note to any other Sox fans who worked on the construction: wait until the freakin’ stadium is finished before you tell ’em where you hid Johnny Pesky’s jockstrap.