Transformation Complete: Yankees Become Red Sox of Old
OK, so a Sox-loving NYer buries a Big Papi shirt in the new Yankee Stadium concrete and fess’s up. The NY Post’s description of what happened is priceless, especially how new Yanks Boss Hank Steinbrenner “doesn’t care”…..
But it was the betrayal of his borough that elicited Bronx cheers from many Yankee fans – including the new Boss, Hank Steinbrenner.
“I hope his coworkers kick the s- – – 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 bull- – – -,” Hank said.
But Castignoli scoffed at the top Yankee honcho’s ready dismissal.
“So, then, why is he making such a big stink about it?” asked the would-be hexer. “If it’s no big deal, why not let it lay? Apparently, it’s bothering him.
“Tell Hank he can come meet me if he wants to try – and tell him to bring [catcher Jorge] Posada, because he’s the one Yankee I can’t stand.”
Meanwhile, Yankee fans attending last night’s game at Boston’s Fenway Park cheered the find.
“Dig it up, and get it out of there,” said Norberto Diaz, 35. “They should give the next guy $156 an hour to dig it up.”
Yes, Steinbrenner didn’t care to the extent that he had a few guys employ a jackhammer on 3 feet of concrete to remove the jersey. Whose afraid of a “curse” now?