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Postby Amazinz » Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:25 am

The fiancee of a crane operator killed in last week's tragic collapse on Wednesday rejected an offer of help from Mets star Ryan Church because her future hubby was a Yankee fan.

A day after burying Donald Leo, Janine Belcastro said she couldn't accept the offer from the right fielder and his wife.

"Don was a die-hard Yankee fan," Belcastro said in a statement. "It would not respect his memory if he accepted this."

The grieving Belcastro added that she "greatly appreciated" the offer.

The money was to come from Church's participation in a Mets' fund-raiser for a variety of causes.


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Re: Surreal Mets vs Yankees story

Postby knapplc » Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:44 am

Okaaaaaay. 8-o
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Re: Surreal Mets vs Yankees story

Postby Tavish » Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:49 am

Good for her. The Mets need to find their own fans and stop trying to take advantage of grieving widows. Trying to make her switch allegiance while she was in a fragile state is really bush-league.

In related news, the Yankees offered the same lady free tickets to a home game in an effort to boost her spirits. She declined that offer as well claiming that watching the Yankees play might be the most painful thing that could ever happen in her life.
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Re: Surreal Mets vs Yankees story

Postby Art Vandelay » Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:50 am

Some people take sports way too seriously. Though I would guess that now that this has become public, a member of the Yankees or the organization itself will probably step up and make a similar offer.
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Re: Surreal Mets vs Yankees story

Postby JTWood » Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:18 pm

That's insane. 8-o
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Re: Surreal Mets vs Yankees story

Postby Madison » Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:32 am

That's some team loyalty. :-o

Generous offer by Ryan Church though. ;-D
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Re: Surreal Mets vs Yankees story

Postby pokerplaya » Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:44 pm

Nice offer from Church. ;-D

Hopefully he feels better soon and his career isn't in jeopardy...
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