When Boston Red Sox executive Drew Weber got home from dinner in New York on July 24, he immediately noticed something was missing: his 2013 World Series championship ring.
"I went looking around my apartment and started having palpitations," he told NBC New York.
"Sweat was pouring off my forehead. I'm looking at my finger and it's not there!"
But thanks to a rabid New York Yankees fan, Drew, who owns the Lowell Spinners, a Red Sox Single-A minor league team, got his ring back.
Luigi Militello was cleaning his restaurant, Luke's Bar and Grill, and found the ring sitting on a bathroom sink.
It was the real thing, in 14-carat white gold, sporting eight carats of jewelry, including 126 diamonds, 16 custom-cut sapphires and nine custom-cut rubies, which are shaped into the Boston Red Sox logo, according to TwinCities Business.
Its creator, Jostens, won't reveal the value, but such rings from past years have sold for upwards of $30,000, reports ESPN
But that didn't faze Militello. When Weber called, looking for his ring, Militello offered to return it to him and refused any payment, after razzing him like any loyal Yankee fan would. According to NBC New York, Militello wanted Weber to call a local sports radio show and bad-mouth the Red Sox, but Weber refused.
Instead, Militello is going to get a trip to Fenway Park on Sept. 28, courtesy of the Red Sox, which is expected to be the final game for Yankee great Derek Jeter.
"Going for his send-off, that's pretty great," Militello told the Daily News
, which also reported that Weber will make a contribution to Militello's favorite charity to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.
As for Weber, NBC New York reports, he said, "The ring and Drew Weber have learned their lesson. That ring is going on no more road trips."
© 2021 Newsmax. All rights reserved.