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Red Sox t-shirt, Hoffa references unearthed in the Bronx

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Since it's early Monday morning and we've already used one easy "Gabe Kapler, Welcome Back Kotter" joke, I thought the follow-post should avoid any layup jokes made by yours truly. You deserve better.

Of course, I didn't say anything about a post on others who are wildly smashing reference ragballs like they're a 120-pound six-year-old standing in front of a tee.

So without further delay, here are some outlets that wrote about the Yankee Stadium t-shirt curse story and made the obvious "Jimmy Hoffa is buried under the Meadowlands" joke (even though MythBusters debunked that one a while back):

Boston Herald: "'If they spent as much time looking for Jimmy Hoffa as they did this T-shirt, they probably would have found him a long time ago,' Boston defense attorney Jeffrey Denner said of the slain labor leader long rumored to be buried in New York Giants Stadium."

Seattle Times: "Construction crews foiled a co-worker's plans to hex the Yankees by digging up a Red Sox jersey that he'd buried in the foundation of the new Yankee Stadium, the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger reported. According to a New York mob news release, Jimmy Hoffa was wearing it."

Erie Times News: "While digging around beneath the city, the workers searched to no avail for Jimmy Hoffa's remains, Alex Rodriguez's postseason swing, George Steinbrenner's heart and Roger Clemens' spent B-12 syringes."

Yanksfan vs. Soxfan: "Time to find Hoffa" (headline)

Personally, I think the best joke to come out of Sunday's media stunt can be found at Bugs & Cranks, which wrote the following Onionesque-head: "Yanks unearth Red Sox t-shirt, replace it with Kyle Farnsworth"

Meanwhile, the NY Post reports that charges could be brought against Gino Castignoli, the Boston fan-turned-construction worker who planted the jersey.

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