Man pays tribute to friend by flushing ashes at ballparks

Man pays tribute to friend by flushing ashes at ballparks
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A New York City man is paying tribute to his baseball-loving friend by flushing his ashes down the toilets in America’s ballparks.

According to The Associated Press, Tom McDonald says his friend, Roy Riegel, who was a plumber and life-long Mets fan, would find the homage appropriate.

“I know people might think it’s weird, and if it were anyone else’s ashes, I’d agree,” McDonald said. “But for Roy, this is the perfect tribute to a plumber and a baseball fan and just a brilliant, wild guy.”

McDonald has paid tribute at 16 stadiums so far and says he has enough ashes for one more stadium, which he plans to do at Durham Athletic Park in North Carolina, where the 1988 movie “bull Durham” was filmed.