|Yet another thing ruined by this man
Rightly or wrongly, billion-dollar fraudster Bernie Madoff will go down as the face of the financial collapse of 2008-09. He left many victims in his wake, and as always happens with things like this, his personal downfall has created no small amount of schadenfreude in the public at large. The fact that his primo Mets' tickets are being auctioned off has been an especially delicious bit of cosmic justice. Unfortunately, Madoff's loss in this regard is not everyone's gain:
Dan Geelan has a problem with Bernard Madoff, only it involves baseball tickets, not a multibillion-dollar fraud. Geelan runs a Web site, donatea.com, that solicits unused tickets to New York-area sporting events and donates them to children with cancer.
Since 2005, Geelan has collected about 150 sets of tickets a year to see the Mets, the Yankees, the Jets, the Giants, the Knicks and the Rangers. Geelan said about 20 percent of his tickets came from Madoff, a longtime Mets season-ticket holder.
One hopes that whoever ultimately takes possession of Madoff's tickets makes a point of continuing to donate a healthy portion of them to Mr. Geelan's most worthy cause.