Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Concrete Evidence on the Attempt to Jinx the Yankees

(photos from the New York Post)

It was thought to be a hoax but sometimes, you just have to be sure.

After the New York Post broke the story about the hex placed by a Beantown fan living in the Bronx, some hardhats working on the new Yankee Stadium remembered the hired hand, one Gino Castignoli who worked near the third base area. They called the foreman and Yankee brass and after some jackhammering, they finally unearthed the #34 of David "Big Papi" Ortiz. Boston's slugger who seemed annoyed and unamused by the stunt growled, "Shit. I don't care about that business."

Yankee lawyers are exploring the possibility of filing charges against Gino Castignoli. In response to Hank Steinbrenner's remark about him getting the crap kicked out of him, Castignoli who was once busted by the cops for mob activity, dared the heir to the Boss to come on over and try it himself and to bring Jorge Posada along with him.

It's hilarious. But I hate the Red Sox.

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