July 31st, 2014
10:33 AM ET

If This Yankees Fan and This Red Sox Fan Can Get Along ...

A World Series ring is a pretty rare piece of jewelry.

A Red Sox World Series ring, considering the club's eight titles, is even rarer.

So, losing a Red Sox World Series ring would undoubtedly sting.

But how would you feel if you lost it on enemy turf?

That nightmare became a reality for Red Sox minor league club owner Drew Weber.

In what he says was the first time ever wearing the ring outside, Weber lost it - on the streets of New York, where Yankee fans seldom go out of their way for anything Sox-related.

"I went looking around my apartment and started having palpitations. Sweat was pouring off my forehead," Weber said.

"I'm looking at my finger and it's not there."

And it gets worse.

The man who scooped it up?

Hardcore, lifelong Yankees fan Luigi Militello.

Militello could have had a field day.

He had every intention of returning the ring but, he figured, why not capitalize on the long-standing baseball rivalry?

"But this being Yankees-Red Sox, I started razzing him. I told him he wasn't getting it so easily. I was playing with him, a lot," Militello said.

After a long negotiation (that involved the proposal of a bunch of humiliating acts), Militello agreed to give back the ring.

In turn, Weber made a generous donation to Militello's charity of choice, a Hurricane Sandy relief fund.

He will also take Militello to Fenway Park as his guest to catch Yankees' captain Derek Jeter's last regular season game, so long as he doesn't wear his Yankees jersey to the park.

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