Hasn't the guy been through enough?
According to the NY Post, Ilan Grapel, a Queens native being held as a prisoner in Egypt, was told upon his release that the Mets had won the 2011 World Series.
Grapel, expected to fly home to Queens today from Israel, was celebrating his release at a press conference in Tel Aviv, flanked by his mother Irene and Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Queens), when he was pranked.Why would Grapel believe this hoax for even a second? Turns out when he was arrested on June 12, the Mets were 32-33 and still had a chance.
He said it would be hard to express his deep appreciation to everyone who helped free him.
“There’s so many people to thank,” he said, “and after being cut off for the past five months ...”
Ackerman quickly interjected, “We told him the Mets won the World Series.”
Grapel, a sports fan, shot Ackerman a big smile -- only to quickly feel the let-down most Mets fans are all too familiar with when he quickly figured out that the team had tanked -- again.