A #Viral #RedSox Ring and a #Yankees Fan by @StardustBluCEO @Lukes79thSt @LBarDoc @SportsReporters

ap big story #lukes #NYC #RedSox #Ring #Boston #YankeesFan by  Karen A. Brown @StardustBluCEO @StardustBlu 

This past week I haven't slept much, but every moment was a gift.  In a world with a myriad of tragic stories flying through the airwaves, I caught an opportunity to support a positive one. On July 24th, I viewed a status update on a Facebook buddy's wall. This wasn't just any "Buddy".  Luigi "Buddy" Militello, the guy who found the #RedSox Championship ring at the neighborhood restaurant he owns, "Luke's Bar and Grill" on 79th St and 3rd.  I asked him if he wanted to do an interview. As he was saying yes, I was already texting  Scott Mandel of SportsReporters.com . "Scott, do you want a "feel good" scoop?" He was at "Luke's" within 30 minutes. Scott brought the story to AP. The rest is baseball history. Have a look at the #viral deluge.  And keep the faith. There is always a small miracle waiting around the bend...  Wait for it. You just may hit one Outta da Park...  Luigi has asked me to create an item for his menu. Consider it done Luigi! How about a NY Strip Steak on a bed of Boston Lettuce with Warm Goat Cheese and sauteed shallots? That should keep fans of both teams happy.

And visit "Luke's" Facebook page for even more behind the scenes!

The Today Show

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MLB: Red Sox Championship Ring Returned By Yankees Fan [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_w6V_WRXBU]

Here's the clip from Buzz60.com

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These are just small samplings of the Viral Press Breaks that blew throughout the internet: (Google "Red Sox Ring Returned" to view more)

SportsReporters: The "Original" story that began it all!!! By Scott Mandel www.sportsreporters.com

NYTimes: Lost Red Sox Title Ring Found by Yankee Fan

AP: Lost Red Sox Title Ring Found by Yankees Fan

ABCNews: Lost Red Sox Title Ring Returned by Yankees Fan

ESPN: Yanks fan returns lost Red Sox ring

Sports Illustrated: Great-Guy Yankees Fan Returns Red Sox World Series Ring

CBSSports: Yankees fan returns Red Sox World Series ring found in NY restaurant

NYDailyNews: Yankees fan returns lost Red Sox World Series ring

DeadSpin: Yankees Fan Finds Red Sox World Series Ring In Restaurant Bathroom

MyFoxBoston.com: Lost Red Sox championship ring returned by Yankees fan

Gothamist: Yankees Fan Returns Red Sox World Series Ring Found In UES Restaurant Bathroom

NY Newsday: Long Island group to benefit from lost Red Sox ring

Boston.com Yankee Fan Returns Lost Red Sox World Series Ring