Fan returns 3,000th hit to Jeter, team rewards his generosity

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 7 years ago '10        #1
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lboog1423 298 heat pts298
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Fan returns 3,000th hit to Jeter, team rewards his generosity
 

 

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As a 23-year-old cell phone salesman, Christian Lopez had thousands of reasons to hold out for the highest bidder on the baseball from Derek Jeter's(notes) 3,000th hit. In fact, some estimates put the ball's worth at $250,000, money that the recent graduate from St. Lawrence University could have certainly used.

And yet when New York Yankees officials found Lopez after he corralled Jeter's historic home run, the only thing that the big Yankees fan wanted was to return the ball to the man who had hit it.



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Yes, Lopez was willing to just give away what seemed like a sure lottery ticket

"No, not really," Lopez said when Yankees announcer Michael Kay later asked him if he asked for anything in return. "He deserves this, he's worked hard for this ... I'm not the type of person to take this away from him."
That's a pretty nice gesture, no doubt. But lest you think the Yankees were just going to take the ball away without any compensation, they rewarded Lopez's generosity with a pretty nice package. According to Kay, Lopez will receive four tickets to a suite for every remaining game at Yankee Stadium this season (including any possible playoff games) plus first row Legends Suite tickets to Sunday's game. He will also receive an a.ssortment of bats and jerseys, plus the opportunity to meet Jeter.

Update: And, topping it off, a 5-4 Yankees victory in which Jeter drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth to cap a 5 for 5 day in the batter's box. Lopez was a guest of honor at one of the best Yankees games of the season.

Not a bad haul for someone who was at the game on birthday tickets he received from his girlfriend. And while there are going to be plenty of people who question his decision, I'm guessing that the integrity Lopez showed in returning the ball to Jeter is going to benefit him in his life and future career as well.

What would you have done?


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 Fan returns 3,000th hit to Jeter, team rewards his generosity - Big League Stew - MLB*Blog - Yahoo! Sports


Cant stand the Yanks, but thats one hell of a thank you package image

107 comments for "Fan returns 3,000th hit to Jeter, team rewards his generosity"

 07-09-2011, 06:34 PM         #2
luker1920 
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no it wasnt, those security guards were on his a.ss

he could get 100,000 easy for that sh*t
 7 years ago '06        #3
Manny05 1 heat pts
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Dam that's a good a.ss fu*king package lol but I would've sold it
250,000 sounds alot better. Especially since I'll be able to buy the seats anyway. Its not like he will go to every home game anyway
 7 years ago '08        #4
RustyLorcin 12 heat pts12
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Oh wow what a idiot, i rather have 100 to 150k instead of a bullsh*t fan package, fu*k meeting jeter too.
 07-09-2011, 06:38 PM         #5
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 Manny05 said:
Dam that's a good a.ss fu*king package lol but I would've sold it
250,000 sounds alot better. Especially since I'll be able to but the seats anyway. Its not like he will go to every home game
LOL , they aint selling those seats anyways, they ripped this dude off
 7 years ago '10        #6
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Good gesture, lord knows I would of made somebody break major bread. Then again you never know what Jeter will hand him under the table.

But it wont be 250 racks
 7 years ago '06        #7
Rique 65 heat pts65
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yea they gave him stuff that costs nothing
 07-09-2011, 06:43 PM         #8
luker1920 
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 Rique said:
yea they gave him stuff that costs nothing
basically
 7 years ago '05        #9
Bea5T 137 heat pts137
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4 suite tickets for every home game...he can make some $$$$ if he plays it right
 7 years ago '05        #10
Bea5T 137 heat pts137
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 JayDawn said:


Good gesture, lord knows I would of made somebody break major bread. Then again you never know what Jeter will hand him under the table.

But it wont be 250 racks
All the fans would give you sh*t for taking the ball when they know damn well they would do the same thing
 7 years ago '09        #11
CutKidd21 7 heat pts
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 Bea5T said:
4 suite tickets for every home game...he can make some $$$$ if he plays it right
if he plays it right? If he played it right his dumbass would of kept the ball


dudes an idiot



I'll take the money and buy some tickets if I feel like it, the fu*k I want to go to 20 baseball games for
 7 years ago '10        #12
Dextromethorphan 217 heat pts217
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I would have dipped
 7 years ago '09        #13
CutKidd21 7 heat pts
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had to post one more time,

WHAT A fu*kING IDIOT
 7 years ago '05        #14
THEINFAMOUS 19 heat pts19
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Edit: 250K??????!!!! dude dumb.
 7 years ago '05        #15
Bea5T 137 heat pts137
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 CutKidd21 said:
if he plays it right? If he played it right his dumbass would of kept the ball


dudes an idiot



I'll take the money and buy some tickets if I feel like it, the fu*k I want to go to 20 baseball games for
Like I said...he would catch sh*t from everyone
 7 years ago '07        #16
jordanfreak7 8 heat pts
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yall some money hungry greedy fu*ks, that was apart of another man's accomplishment. Class act by the yankees to give him the package. Jeter will definitely give dude something too. a.ssortment of jerseys and bats which will basically be signed by anyone he wants to will be worth something cool to if he just saves it for a long time
 07-09-2011, 07:09 PM         #17
luker1920 
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 jordanfreak7 said:
yall some money hungry greedy fu*ks, that was apart of another man's accomplishment. Class act by the yankees to give him the package. Jeter will definitely give dude something too. a.ssortment of jerseys and bats which will basically be signed by anyone he wants to will be worth something cool to if he just saves it for a long time
fu*k these athletes, yea i got respect for jeter, but what does that have to do with a fan catching a ball in the stands.

Aint nobody give me the football back when i scored my first High School TOUCHDOWN, fu*k this sh*t.
 7 years ago '07        #18
Jeet Kune Do 12 heat pts12
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 jordanfreak7 said:
yall some money hungry greedy fu*ks, that was apart of another man's accomplishment. Class act by the yankees to give him the package. Jeter will definitely give dude something too. a.ssortment of jerseys and bats which will basically be signed by anyone he wants to will be worth something cool to if he just saves it for a long time
It's Jeters fault, he shouldn't have hit a homerun
 7 years ago '09        #19
Axl Rose 21 heat pts21
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thats a nice package

but pass up 250k?
 7 years ago '07        #20
CheezyDoDo 15 heat pts15
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 Bea5T said:
4 suite tickets for every home game...he can make some $$$$ if he plays it right
exaclty real n*ggas know he could flip them suite tickets into a cool 100 k if he moves them right and plus sell the autograph bats and jerseys to some crazy yankee historian fans///he can still make money
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