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Fan Returns Milestone Ball To Jeter

Fans talk with Christian Lopez, right, before the New York Yankees' baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday at Yankee Stadium in New York. Lopez caught a home run Saturday by Derek Jeter which was Jeter's 3,000th career hit, and returned the ball to Jeter He returned the ball to the shortstop rather than cashing in on the memorabilia, estimated to bring as much as $250,000 by Doug Allen, president of Chicago-based Legendary Auctions. On the other hand, Lopez received a bunch of gratuities from the Yanks in exchange for the ball, which could result in an IRS tax bill of $14,000. Story here. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Question: What would you have done with the baseball if you'd caught Derek Jeter's 3000th hit, a home run?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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