Red Sox Jersey Unearthed in New Yankee Stadium

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This week, a Boston Red Sox jersey was found buried in the cement at the new Yankee Stadium being built. It seems a construction worker, who is a Boston fan, is trying to jinx the place.


This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon.

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SIMON: As New York Yankees' President Randy Levine said this week, it's never a good thing to be buried in cement when you're in New York - but maybe just this once. Acting on a tip, construction workers building the new Yankee Stadium in the Bronx uncovered a Boston Red Sox jersey, Number 34, David Ortiz, that a Red-Sox-loving construction worker had flopped into wet concrete to curse the Yankees in their new home.

The teams agreed to put the jersey, now shredded by jackhammers, up for auction on eBay to benefit the Jimmy Fund, the official charity of the Red Sox that funds research and treatment into children's cancer.

Eight-year-old Red Sox fan Ryan Reardon(ph), who is a patient at Boston's Dana Farber Cancer Institute, helped unveil the jersey to the public. He said that their act of generosity made him feel more generous toward the Yankees. But when reporters asked how long he expected that good feeling to last, the young man told them: just today.

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