Yesterday, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter became the 28th player in major league history to reach the 3,000 hit plateau, hitting a home run in the third inning of yesterday's 5-4 win over the Rays. (Oh, by the way, he went 5-for-5 and drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning.)
The fan who caught his home run ball, 23-year-old Christian Lopez, offered to give the ball back to Jeter and the Yankees without any conditions. He was ultimately offered the use of a suite for the rest of the season (through any potential World Series games) as well as numerous assorted Yankee apparel and "Jeter 3000" paraphernalia, but his initial intention was surprisingly pure.
This yields the question: If you caught the ball that Jeter hit his 3,000th hit with, what would you do with it? Give it back like Christian Lopez? Hold it for ransom from the Captain and the Yankees? Keep it and sell it for your own profit? Or simply keep it as a keepsake? Let us know in the comments.