Police investigate Red Sox banner hung from radio tower

Damon Cassell dcassell@gmail.com
Mon Oct 25 10:39:40 EDT 2004



NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. -- Police are trying to determine who climbed a
250-foot radio station tower in central New York and hung a homemade
Red Sox flag after Boston beat the New York Yankees and advanced to
the World Series.

The red flag, which was discovered early Thursday, appeared to say
"BoSox: Curse This," according to Galaxy Communications General
Manager Michael Ninnie.

The tower, which is two feet wide and is partly electrified, has
several no-trespassing signs surrounding its base, Ninnie said.

Galaxy is planning to remove the flag from WTLB's radio tower on
Monday. The station received numerous calls during their Thursday
morning show, mostly from Yankees fans.

"They're a little outraged," Ninnie said. "It wasn't a happy day for
Yankee fans on Thursday, and this is a constant reminder of that

The station has not experienced any technical problems as a result of
the banner, but it could possibly affect the AM radio signal, Ninnie
said. Boston defeated New York in game 7 of the American League
Championship Series at Yankee Stadium Wednesday night to clinch the

The Red Sox have not won a World Series since 1918, and the team's
futility since Babe Ruth's sale to the Yankees in 1920 has been blamed
on the "Curse of the Bambino."

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