Apr
24

Buried jersey nets big bucks for Jimmy Fund

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Bidding on the infamous David Ortiz jersey once buried under the new Yankee Stadium ended today, and the winner will pay $175,100 for the tattered remains of the shirt. The money will go to the Jimmy Fund. Meanwhile, Red Sox fans are wondering exactly who was cursed by this jersey. David Ortiz, who was hitting .070/.231/.140 before the Yanks uncovered the jersey, has hit .310/.396/.500 since the day his shirt was unearthed.

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  • r.w.g.

    Re-bury it.

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    The jersey was buried last August, Ortiz hit well above .070/.231/.140 while it was in the ground last year.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Ah, was it? I missed that part of the story.

  • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

    Can we just bury the actual player next time?

    • Dave P.

      I like Pete’s idea!

  • planet

    rice prices have also gone up since the jersey was unearthed

  • http://www.myspace.com/j_panama Jamal G.

    Glad to hear it fetched so much cash.

    On a semi-unrelated note, this is oh so true…

    http://www.hardballtimes.com/m.....o-to-espn/

  • Mike N (Stamford, CT)

    “I have three young boys that I take to the games and they would have killed me if I didn’t buy the shirt.”

    Wow, that is a nice life lesson you are giving your kids there jacka$$.

    • http://yankeesetc.blogspot.com/ Travis G.

      sorry kids, there goes your college education. but enjoy looking at a dirty jersey.

      • Whitey14

        I’m guessing if he can drop that kind of moulah on a jersey, he’s got plenty more stashed away….I wonder if he’s looking for any more kids because I’m extremely adoptable ;-)

        What a great joint effort by the Sox and yanks though. Very classy move by both!