Ortiz jersey faces auction after failed Yankees curse attempt

Updated: April 17, 2008, 9:15 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- A secretly buried jersey that was supposed to start a curse has instead become a goodwill gesture between longtime baseball rivals.

The official charity of the Red Sox, the Jimmy Fund, began an eBay auction Thursday for the David Ortiz jersey that was buried under the New York Yankees' new stadium by a Boston fan hoping to create a hex.

"I hadn't given it much thought," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said with a smile before Thursday night's game at the Yankees. "I can tell ...

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