I found this comment on The ‘Ropolitans website. It was left by a guy who also worked for the same construction company. Here’s what he had to say about it:
The guy who put the phillies jerseys into the cement at Citifiled got fired last week from Hunt. I didnt agree with what he did but he was a friend of mine through our job.
Someone else ratted on him when the story started to spread. They pulled up some of the fanwalk bricks and found one jersey. I dont think they will do the other 2 spots until the season is over.
I believe in second chances. He was a good guy who was always willing to lend a hand or money if a guy needed it. It was just a stupid prank. Its not like the foundation was flawed or something like that – I cant believe how mad some people got over this.
Sorry dude. This is New York City. We do NOT believe in second chances.
Another thing. How can he NOT think people would get upset about it? Seriously? Do you live in New York?
Well isn’t this lovely? You can count on a Phillies fan not to be original. They are so obsessed with New York. Its rather sad really. Why is it I get all the chickenheads from Philly?
This fan made a claim on this site to have jinxed the Mets by burying three Phillies jersey’s at Citi Field while working on the ballpark as a construction worker.
Here’s what he had to say:
I worked for Hunt Construction. I was a foreman at Citi Field. There are 3 Phillies Jerseys buried in the ball park. As a lifelong Phillies fan, I felt it was my duty to jinx the Mets. I’m not telling you my real name for obvious reasons. The jerseys are:
1. Under the Fanwalk bricks.
2. Jackie Robinson Rotunda in the vicinity of the Ticket Office window.
3. Near the vicinity of the ’47 Shop near right field.
I understand how some may not believe that jerseys are buried beneath Citi Field. Thats ok, I’m not trying to convince people. Take a look at when I posted this on this forum below (LAST SUMMER) This is proof that I’ve been sitting on this for a while.
Unlike the dope that revealed his identity for the Ortiz Jersey thing, nobody will even know who I am. Is this an original prank? No, but who cares? Did you invent every joke you ever told?? When your at Citi Field, say hi to the Burrell, Howard, and Utley jerseys beneath your feet.
Talk about an inferiority complex. So to the person who makes this claim, his name is Jat Barclay by the way, get a hobby. Let your team do their talking on the field.
You think you’re hot because you did this? It only shows what a loser you are. You’re so afraid of what the Mets can do that you felt the need to jinx them? Really?
Oh yeah! You’re a real tough man! We’re all trembling at the thought of this. There are words to describe people like you. Since this is a family-oriented site, I won’t utter them.
Go call Chase Utley. I’m sure he’ll have no problem spewing them. Or better yet. Ask your kids. I’m sure those were their first words.