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Yankee Fan That Caught Jeter's 3,000th Hit Under Scrutiny

Christian Lopez happened to be at the right place at the right time on Saturday afternoon in the Bronx. Derek Jeter ended his pursuit of hit number 3,000 for his career in his second at-bat, when he launched the ball into the stands for a home-run. Lopez caught the ball and returned it to the Yankees' short-stop after the game, because he believed it was a representation of the Captain's hard work.

The ball was projected to be worth at least $250,000 on the market, if it were to be auctioned off or sold. Lopez received $0 for his good deed and as a result has come under a ton of criticism. There was buzz that the Yankee fan would receive a luxury suite for the rest of the season and free parking, but that has not been confirmed yet.

Due to his 15 minutes of fame, people have looked into Lopez's history and discovered that he has about $100,000 yet to be paid in student loans. He could have easily paid that back had he sold the ball. Even his father dropped a line saying had he held on to the ball a little longer, he may have done things differently.

On the brighter side of things, Lopez may be happier than many of the lottery winners in the long run. When it comes to his reflection on his action, as long as he believes he did the right thing, he will be fine.


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