The Larchmont Police Benevolent Association is bringing the World Series trophy to Larchmont on Wednesday, February 24 from 3-5 pm – and holding Mayor Liz Feld to her promise of impartiality, at least when it comes to displaying major league baseball trophies in Village Hall.
Larchmont Police Detective James Cristiano an ardent Yankee fan and past president of the Larchmont PBA has orchestrated the trophy’s display in the courtroom at Village Hall, 120 Larchmont Avenue. He said he was motivated by a Larchmont Gazette article from 2008 which announced the mayor’s effort to bring the 2007 World Series Trophy to Larchmont after the Red Sox beat the Mets.
Mayor Feld’s husband works for the Red Sox organization, but in 2008, she told the Gazette, “If the Mets had won, I’d have asked them.”
Since then, though, the trophy has not returned to Larchmont.
Until now – thanks to Detective Cristiano and the PBA.
The detective wrote to an acquaintance with the Yankee organization requesting that the trophy come to Larchmont. In his letter, he explained about the mayor’s pledge of impartiality and how having the trophy come to Village Hall would be a fitting sendoff for the mayor’s last month in office. (Mayor Feld‘s term ends in March and she is not running again.)
Last Friday, Detective Cristiano got the good news from the Yankees.
“Of course, being a former DARE officer, I’ll be going over to the schools to invite the children,” said Detective Cristiano. “Because, of course, that’s what this is all about.”
An honor guard of officers has volunteered to provide security for the trophy during its visit, at no cost to the taxpayers, explained Detective Cristiano.