Update! See editor’s note below
With a bottomless bank account that puts them at an advantage over almost every other team but the dastardly and vile New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox and their fans are in no position to complain that someone’s trying to make a buck off their American League East Division championship.
The Sox paid a company to make a banner that would fly at Fenway Park when they officially clinch the division, which could come as early as tonight against the aforementioned evil empire.
Then it fell off a truck.
Louie Iacuzzi, 44, has got it now and he knows how these things work.
“We want to return it, we’re trying to do the right thing, but I’m not just going to hand it to them, know what I mean?” Iacuzzi tells the Boston Globe.
We do. Because Louie is your basic die-hard Red Sox fan. Until there’s a faint aroma of a payday. Then it’s all about the green.
“My dad’s telling me to put it on eBay and sell it for a lot of money,” Iacuzzi said in the video that has us questioning whether Alan Abel is really dead. “But I want to give it to the original owner.”
For a price.
“I ran through [expletive], like, three cars,” he said of his dash for cash to pick the thing up in the middle of the highway.
“We don’t know what we want. We want to return it, 100 percent, but we would like to get something,” he said.
Editor’s note: The banner has been returned to the Red Sox, the dude was not compensated — and NewsCut feels terrible about his unfair criticism of Red Sox fans. (Yes, NewsCut’s editor is a Red Sox fan.)