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Astros Fan Lucky Astros Aren't The Only One Who Appreciate Him

Who doesn't dream of going to Fan Appreciation Day and getting something awesome for it? I always wanted to be the kid who won Octavio Dotel's jersey, but that never worked out for me. Instead, guys like Bob Choate get all the best things in life. Like donuts, and the possibility of more donuts to come. 

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Choate won 315 coupons to Shipley Do-Nuts, giving him the potential of 315 free coffees and his choice of either donut holes or a free donut. Unfortunately, that mean old IRS stepped in and said that while that was a nice gift and all, it still had some monetary value. Taxable monetary value.

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Luckily for the fan, after some complaining, Shipley's owner Lawrenece Shipley agreed to write the man a check for the difference on his taxes. It's good news for him because he saved some money, and it's good news for me because I get to mention that I love Shipley's and eagerly anticipate diet-cheat breakfasts there on Saturday. Does that mean I get some free donuts too?

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...well I tried. Back to dreaming about that Dotel jersey!

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