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Monday, April 21, 2008

Fanatics



I was born and raised in southern California, as was my dad. But we are avid Boston Red Sox fans. Obviously, he instilled this obsession in me. And like any good daughter, and fan, I've instilled it in my kids.

If you haven't heard about the above baseball jersey, it's going for about $70,000 on ebay right now.

From the ebay listing:

The rivalry between the Red Sox and the New York Yankees is one of the longest and the most dramatic in professional sports. The latest chapter was written when a construction worker—a diehard Red Sox fan—secretly buried a David Ortiz jersey in the concrete of the new Yankee Stadium in hopes of "cursing" the new ballpark.

Rumors of the worker’s activity were verified, and the jersey was located under two feet of concrete. Following the discovery, Yankees President Randy Levine indicated that the shirt would be given to the Jimmy Fund to be auctioned off, a move that proves that when it comes to cancer, everyone is on the same team.

Oh, and this:

It still has some of the cement still on it!

I called my dad to see if he'd seen it on ebay. He joked about how he should bid on it (I never thought I'd say this about my dad, but he's not THAT big of a Red Sox fan). Then he voiced dismay at the fact that it had been discovered so soon. That worker who secretly buried it should have kept his mouth shut for a few years and not bragged about it. I agree. But with three days left, there's still time, and with some deep pockets, this jack hammered, cement encrusted jersey could be yours. Start your bidding!

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