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Philadelphia restaurant owners refuse to serve Astros ahead of World Series game


The City of Brotherly Love isn’t playing well with the Houston Astros.

Two Philadelphia restaurants refused to serve the Astros ahead of Game 3 of the World Series.

A man’s voice can be heard on an Instagram story about Angelo’s Pizzeria in South Philadelphia, saying they “said no” to the American League champions.

A detailed photo of the Postseason logo on a Houston Astros player’s hat during batting practice for the game between the Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 in Houston, Texas.
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“If you think I would cook for the Astros, you’re crazy,” one man said in a video posted to the restaurant’s Instagram account. “We told them no.

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However, Danny DiGiampietro, the owner of Angelo’s, said he didn’t deny the request with malicious intent, just the logistics didn’t work out.

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“I had a very nice conversation with [a representative of] the Astros,” he said. “I told him there was no way to deliver 10 pizzas at 10:30 p.m., 11 p.m.,” he told the Inquirer.

But if it was the Phillies of his hometown, he would have accommodated.

Philadelphia restaurant owners refuse to serve Astros ahead of World Series game

A detailed photo of the World Series logo on the back of the dugout prior to Game 1 of the 2022 World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Friday October 28, 2022 in Houston, Texas.
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“I’m not apologizing, because the Phillies are my team and if they wanted food at 11 p.m. there’s a 100% guarantee I would have it. That’s my team, they are my people,” he said. told the post office. “But to completely get out of our way, I didn’t sleep…there was just no way to do it.”

Astros fans apparently took it the wrong way, however – one person claiming to be a cousin of DiGiampietro said Astros fans threatened to “bomb his store”.

Mike’s barbecue also had to turn down the Astros, but they didn’t “turn them down” either.

“We don’t refuse to serve anyone. We’ve fed the Braves twice, we’re serving the Mets, the list goes on,” Mike’s BBQ said in a statement posted to Instagram.

Philadelphia restaurant owners refuse to serve Astros ahead of World Series game

A general view during the National Anthem before Game 3 of the 2022 World Series between the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday November 1, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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The Phillies and Astros are now tied 2-2 in the best-of-seven series.


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