Christian Lopez On WFAN: I Gave Back Derek Jeter's 3,000 Ball, And I'd Do It AgainIf not for a rainout last Friday night, New York might never have heard of Yankees fan Christian Lopez. "When I jumped on it, my first thought was to ... show everybody I had it. As soon as I did that I was like, 'This is an awful idea,'" he told WFAN's Boomer & Carton on Friday.
Man Who Caught No. 61: Roger Maris Told Me To Keep Ball, Make Some MoneyThe parallels are uncanny between Christian Lopez, the 23-year-old who returned Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit ball, and Sal Durante, the lucky fan who came away with Roger Maris' record 61st home run ball in 1961. Except for one thing...
Report: For Exchanging Derek Jeter's 3,000 Ball, 14K Tax Bill Awaits Yankees Fan Christian LopezThe debate rages: Would you have given back Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit ball? Now it turns out that Christian Lopez, who owes more than $100,000 in student loan debt, may now owe 14 grand to the IRS.
Keidel: Where Will Derek Jeter Hit No. 3,001?The Yankees were 14-4 while Derek Jeter was injured, and are 1-3 since he returned. Jeter, just two hits from 3,000, has gone 4-for-18 (.222) in those games. It brings to light the great debate: where does Jeter bat for the rest of his resplendent career?