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A piece of Big Papi

Posted by Katie Johnston Chase  April 18, 2008 11:00 AM

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It's a shame that the David Ortiz jersey was excavated from the foundation of the new Yankee Stadium. "The Big Papi Curse" has such a nice ring to it.

The good news is the tattered jersey is being auctioned off on eBay to raise money for cancer care and research. The auction runs through April 24; check it out here. The jersey is also on display, alongside tabloid headlines and photos about it, in an exhibit called "Cementing a Rivalry: The Yankee Stadium Jersey" at the Sports Museum at TD Banknorth Garden.

Really, though, I'm glad the jersey was removed. Big Papi is too smiley of a guy to be associated with an evil plot.

[See what I mean?]

If anything, his jersey lying underneath the stadium might have made the Yankees more likable. The horror.

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