The things we might call hanky-pankies
Think outside the box;
The latest chapter pits the Yankees
Up against the Sox.
The sort of things that I or you do
Never seem to hurt
But we would never stoop to voodoo
With a Red Sox shirt.
The news says Gino Castignoli
Wants the Yankees beat—
And so, a jersey, buried fully,
But sadly, Gino spilled the beans
About what he had done
Which led to superstitious scenes
That I found rather fun!
You’d think they might have laughed it off
As I do, here, in verse—
But no, the Yankees (don’t you scoff!)
Don’t want to risk a curse!
The Red Sox know that curses work,
For decades, theirs had meant
Bill Buckner’s famous fielding quirk
Or runs by Bucky Dent.
But surely, in this day and age
We’re rational at last
The Yankees simply turn the page
And leave this in the past.
In baseball, never bet against
The superstitious herd
The Yankee people then commenced
With actions quite absurd:
They found out where the jersey lay
And busted through a wall,
Through concrete floor, until—hooray!
There rose a cheering call.
The photos show them claim their prize
Still covered up with dirt.
Some fifty grand they spent—quite wise,
Cos… hey, they found… a shirt.