IF YOU CAUGHT A POTENTIALLY MILLION $ BALL HIT BY YOUR FAVE RED SOX, WOULD YOU GIVE IT BACK FOR FREE?
posted at 7/11/2011 4:13 AM EDT
LOVE HOW THE MEDIA IS NOW MAKING THIS Fat slob lopez guy into some kind of gandhi genius. this to me is naivete at the highest level of naivete. that ball is worth at least a million dollars. we are talking NY, the first yankee ever to hit 3000, we are talking derek jeter, we are big time nationally televised game against a rival. this guy lives at home, sells cellfones, needs his gal to give him a $350 tic to show up to the game and he's moronic enough to NOT secure his future with an esy $1M payday.
reminds me of the guy whose house is on fire and prays to the gods to save him. they send the fire department, he says no.. god will save me.. a neighbor sends up a ladder, no my god will save me.. finally he dies and confronts god... yo dawg, y didnt you save me from the fire? hey dude, i sent you the fire department and a freakin ladder, what else did you want? likewise when this loser is someday poor with no parents to leash n and his last govt check is done with and that girl is long gone for a investment banker that can give her and the kiddos a life of ease, he'll be inserting vials of crack-cociane regretting the great life he could have had.
there's no way this can ever possibly work out as great for him as it could have beeeeeeen! idealists be damned.. yep, its not all about the money says the dude with all the $! when smart folks say that, you know its all about the $ like these hypocritical ball players on strike now.
i like pedy but if he were the first sox to do the same feat someday under the same circumstances, no way he's getting that ball away from me, not even my cold dead hands will give it up. being a nice guy, i would offer the red sox first dibs and do a hometown discount. rather than do an open bid where a yankee could get the ball, i would accept $200K plus some gear and season tickets and a chance to meet pedy and take some pics, even knowing its worth far more. the biggest irony would be if jeter auctions it some day or gives it to a charity that auctions it for a $2m plus someday.
that price can only go up, unless jeter is found to have been another clemens or barry bonds.