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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Silliness at the Stadium

You’ve probably heard by now that construction workers at the new Yankee Stadium have dug up a Red Sox jersey that was buried in concrete at the site by a former laborer who roots for Boston.

It took the crew five hours on Saturday to reach the offending shirt and remove it.

Five hours. On a Saturday. At the site of a project funded partially with public money. My point being: Did we pay for this ridiculous endeavor? Did we pay the workers an overtime rate on Saturday because this 'Big Dig' was done on a weekend? If so, I want my money back. Now.

Making this even more absurd is the Yankee organization announcing it’s considering seeking criminal charges against Gino Castignoli, the worker who buried the shirt.

I say "absurd" because I can’t imagine what the guy would be charged with – “Rooting for the Red Sox within the Borough of the Bronx”? – and also because the Yankees’ brass swore up and down last week, after the jersey burial first was reported in the New York Post, that the story was a fabrication.



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