Paranoid that a wily Red Sox fan had managed to curse his team, New York Yankees’ owner Hank Steinbrenner paid construction workers to unearth a surreptitiously buried Red Sox T-shirt from beneath the visitors’ dugout at the new Yankee Stadium and had it replaced with the body of Yankee reliever Kyle Farnsworth, who’s been dead to Yankee fans for several years.
TheÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â New York PostÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â reported Sunday that two workers approached a construction manager with what they thought was the location of the jersey. After digging a two-foot by three-foot hole, the jersey was found.
“They absolutely pinpointed that if it was in the ground, that’s where it was,” Yankees spokeswoman Alice McGillion told the newspaper.
Initially the Yankees denied the jersey was ever buried in the footings of the new stadium. But clearly the Yankees brass is happier now with the shirt removed and Farnsworth entombed.
In four games this year, Farnsworth was 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA in 9 innings.