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Freed from Egypt jail, fan told Mets won Series

Posted on: October 29, 2011 1:42 pm
Edited on: October 29, 2011 1:43 pm
 
GrapelBy Evan Brunell

Can being a Mets fan get any worse?

Imagine a Mets fan being released from an Egyptian jail after spending five months jailed, and being told the Mets won the World Series. Only to find out it's not true.

Ilan Grapel, from Queens, New York, was arrested on charges of spying on June 12. On that day, the Mets were 32-33, the club holding onto hope they could make it to October. That went nowhere, but Grapel wouldn't learn of his team's fate until being freed.

“There’s so many people to thank,” Grapel said at a news conference in Tel Aviv according to the New York Post, “and after being cut off for the past five months ...”

“We told him the Mets won the World Series," House representative Gary Ackerman, a Democrat from Queens, interrupted. Grapel smiled broadly, then figured out he had been pranked.

The 27-year-old had been in Egypt working in legal aid in the wake of the country's uprising against president Hosni Mubarak. The 27-year-old was freed from jail in a prisoner swap with Israel in exchange for 25 Egyptians. Ackerman helped in the process, and Grapel will fly back to New York on Saturday to be reunited with his father.

“My heart was broken for 4 1/2 months,” his mother said about Grapel's return. “There are not enough words in any language to say how thankful my husband and I are."

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todaynew1
Since: Oct 30, 2011
Posted on: October 30, 2011 1:12 pm
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Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: October 30, 2011 11:23 am
 

Freed from Egypt jail, fan told Mets won Series

That's just really funny, and so very, very sad...



Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: October 30, 2011 10:15 am
 

Freed from Egypt jail, fan told Mets won Series

its pretty clear that the administrator on cbs is jewish go count your blood money




Since: Aug 1, 2011
Posted on: October 30, 2011 1:47 am
 

Freed from Egypt jail, fan told Mets won Series

The cubs win it ,in the back to the future 2 movie ......that's the only way the will win it especaillynwith epstein the GM. Now. Haha



Since: Oct 13, 2011
Posted on: October 29, 2011 8:47 pm
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Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: October 29, 2011 7:01 pm
 

Freed from Egypt jail, fan told Mets won Series

While I have no love for the Arabs (for obvious reasons) the Jews and how we coddle them in this country is pretty sickening. The two remind me of bloods and crips fighting over some filthy street corner.  Difference being they are fighting over a dusty, filthy area that I would not let my dog go to the bathroom on. One thing the two have in common are those cranes on their faces that they call a nose. Those beaks would make a pelican envious.




Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: October 29, 2011 6:28 pm
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Since: Sep 26, 2007
Posted on: October 29, 2011 4:53 pm
 

Freed from Egypt jail, fan told Mets won Series

Blow me.



Since: May 31, 2010
Posted on: October 29, 2011 4:30 pm
 

Freed from Egypt jail, fan told Mets won Series

They should tell them the Yankees won the World Series. 




Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: October 29, 2011 4:10 pm
 

Freed from Egypt jail, fan told Mets won Series

This is actually a great. Finally a way for the Cubs to win it all.


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