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Texas Rangers Star

Sued By Boyhood Friend --

YOU RUINED XMAS!!!

12/26/2011 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mike Napoli
Strike One -- Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli allegedly bails on a Dec. 3 autograph session at a Florida sports memorabilia shop just TWO WEEKS before the event ... according to a new lawsuit.

Strike Two -- The shop is owned by Willie McCoy -- a guy who says he's been friends with Napoli since they were 7-years-old ... and thought he could depend on the guy.

Strike Three -- McCoy says his business has been "financially crippled" since the no-show ... and claims he didn't even have enough cash to stock his store with merchandise for the holiday season.

Post-game analysis -- McCoy claims he blew more than $4k on the event -- for things like promotional material, baseballs for Napoli to sign, etc. .... and now he wants Napoli to foot the bill.

Moral of the story -- DON'T DO BUSINESS WITH FRIENDS!!

We placed several calls to Napoli's people -- so far, no response.

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tlcmk    

Moral of the story. Don't be a leach.

947 days ago
17.

Marc    

Napoli Flaked. Period. If anyone reading this knows Napoli (and I'm sure one of you do) - you should tell Mike to just contact Willie and make things right. That is if Napoli truly cares about his fans since they mean the world to him as one person wrote as if they know him personally.

947 days ago
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jo jo gun    

The palyer was signing for free to help promote and the there was pig dealers like Allstar Memoribilia in Davie trying to get us all to pay $25.00 per autograph

947 days ago
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www.GetOverIt.com    

Napoli DIDN'T hurt Willie's business...WILLE McCOY DID! I for one stopped supporting him after all the ridiculously immature comments he made on FB. I'd counter sue for slander and harrassment!!!! Team Napoli all the way, because in the end, Willie was wrong.

947 days ago
20.

Nikkcolle    

Don't blame Napoli for your poor business decisions.

947 days ago
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sue markus     

jo jo gun looks like your a sour puss. not everything is free buddy, did you have a golden spoon your whole life you LOSER! get your head out of your ASS before you comment and dont know crap. napoli rep was charging the public you JERK.
www.GetOverIt.com: you must be another LOSER also i would counter sue for slander and harrassment just for you looking at people the wrong way. get ahold of yourselfs,

947 days ago
22.

Chris    

Napoli is the bum for not showing. rich loser.

946 days ago
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RogerThat23    

Sounds like another friend coming out of the woodwork looking for a hand out. I heard buddy was following him all around town trying to get him to sign ****. What a pear face loser.

945 days ago
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