Baseball Fan Honors Late Friend’s Memory by Flushing Ashes Down Stadium Toilets
56-year-old Mets Tom McDonald lost his buddy Roy about nine years ago and he was a huge baseball fan. Now Tom's been honoring his memory by going to ballparks all around the country, and flushing Roy's ashes down the toilet.
Roy had a good sense of humor and Tom says he would have loved the idea. Plus he was a plumber from "Flushing" in Queens, New York, so it's fitting.
He's done it at 16 different stadiums so far, including ballparks in Arizona, Atlanta, St. Louis, Kansas City, Toronto, Detroit, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Baltimore, and a few more. He just hit Citi Field in New York about three weeks ago.
Tom carries the ashes in an Advil bottle, he'll only flush them during the actual game, and if he has to relieve himself, he always does an extra flush in between.
He only has enough ashes left for one more trip. So he's heading to Durham Athletic Park in North Carolina, where the movie "Bull Durham" was filmed.
"I know people might think it's weird. And if it were anyone else's ashes, I'd agree. But for Roy, this is the perfect tribute to a plumber and a baseball fan, and just a brilliant, wild guy."
Read more at New York Times.