Yankees fan returns Red Sox World Series ring found in NY restaurant
Luigi Militello, a Manhattan restaurant owner and Yankees fan, found a 2013 Red Sox World Series ring and returned it to its owner.
A Manhattan restaurant is not the place to leave a 2013 Red Sox World Series ring. Luckily for Drew Weber, the restaurant owner is a good samaritan and returned his diamond-laden ring despite being a Yankees fan.
According to the Associated Press, Luigi Militello found the ring on the restroom sink at his eatery, Luke’s Bar and Grill, on Thursday night. Weber, a local businessman who owns the Lowell Spinners, a Red Sox minor-league affiliate, is a regular at the restaurant and left the ring by accident.
"I was like, geez, it's big. Who would leave this here?" Militello told the Associated Press. "I'm a big Yankee fan. What are the chances of this happening?"
"I went looking around my apartment and started having palpitations. Sweat was pouring off my forehead," Weber said while adding he never wears the ring outside. "I'm looking at my finger and it's not there."
Weber called the restaurant, Militello answered, and the two eventually met to return the ring. There was, of course, some good old fashioned ribbing involved.
"He asked if he could wear his Yankees paraphernalia," Weber said. "I couldn't answer him."
Teams routinely give rings to the executives of their minor-league affiliates. The Red Sox have not released a value of their 2013 World Series ring, but the team's '04 and '07 rings were valued at roughly $30,000.