Yankees Fan Smuggles Grass into Phish Show

fenway_seedsA week ago I took to the friendly confines of Fenway for the beginning of the Phish summer tour; I was there in the spirit of fun and to enjoy myself, some in the crowd had ulterior motives. Ian Ferris, 30, of Shelburne, Vermont, a manager of a Hooters in Vermont came to the concert and smuggled in some grass.

Unlike the other 40,000+ people who were at the concert and smuggled in their own grass, Ferris’ was of an evil nature. While everyone else was lighting up and smoking theirs, Ferris was maliciously tossing seeds from his bag of Yankees grass (available for purchase at the stadium and online), onto the blocked off infield grass all in an attempt to counterbalance the effects of the once-buried David Ortiz jersey in the new Yankee Stadium.

“This is payback. If even one blade of grass sprouts on the field, I feel it was a success,” he said.

Gino Castignoli, the construction worker who planted the uniform in the first place though is unimpressed.

“My curse is working,” he said. “It’s typical of a Yankee fan to think you can buy a jinx in a bag. When will they learn, you don’t win with your wallet but with your heart?”

How dare Ferris come into Fenway for a light-hearted affair like Phish and taint it. The concert had NOTHING to do with Red Sox/Yankees, it’s like chanting “Yankees Suck” at a bar mitzvah, it’s just unnecessary. Also, anyone from Vermont who is a Yankees fan is a douchenozzle of the utmost and most likely a bandwagon loser fan. Just saying…

[NY Post]

9 Responses to “Yankees Fan Smuggles Grass into Phish Show”

  1. 1 Mattraw
    June 9, 2009 at 11:59 am

    His curse IS working…on Ortiz! OOH, BURNED GINO C, BURNED!!!

    • 2 Greyegg
      June 10, 2009 at 6:19 pm

      It’s not a curse on Ortiz. Ortiz isn’t playin well because he had to stop doing steroids.

      • June 10, 2009 at 6:21 pm

        I know I may just be a homer, but I legitimately don’t think Ortiz did steroids. But it is a convenient answer for most people, and most people don’t like doing the heavy brain lifting, so it makes sense you might say that.

  2. 4 the roomate
    June 9, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    They should’ve buried a sox ruth jersey in the new yankee stadium. putting a curse on shrek is not nice.

    There are Yankees fans in VT, most live near the border. We only let it slide because living in VT is wayyyyy nicer than NY, and avoid them to prevent inner-state brawling.

  3. 5 the sister
    June 9, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    i support the idea of chanting “yankees suck” at a bar mitzvah. it’s always true, irrespective of the location.

  4. 6 shatraw
    June 9, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    this is great. i mean, it’s a really funny thing to do. i’ll almost always fall on the red sox side of this rivalry, but this is by far the most hilarious move made from the yankee contingent in a long long time.

    and slanch, it is as appropriate to do as burying an ortiz jersey in the new spankee stadium is, so nuts to that whiny baby shite.

    • June 9, 2009 at 2:25 pm

      Oh I think this is hilarious, I just think that a Phish concert is not the time to do something like this. At a game? Sure. But a completely unrelated event that has zero to do with sports?

      it just seems silly to me

  5. 8 the roomate
    June 9, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    new doppleganger: this seed guy and happy owen?

  6. 9 ML
    June 22, 2009 at 10:34 am

    “How dare Ferris come into Fenway for a light-hearted affair like Phish and taint it.”

    Oh, get over yourself. This is freaking hilarious.

    Btw, I highly support any sentence that has the words “Fenway” and “taint” in it, since everyone knows Boston is pretty much the perineum of the AL East.

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