Tuesday, July 12, 2011

HE SAID.....

Tony Walker
This should be front page news everywhere!!!
All is not lost!!

Not all the youth of today is caught up in fame and cashing in!!
A 23 year old kid could've made a ton of cash and been all over TV, yet chose otherwise. Some of you may be asking, "Who is Tony talking about? An astronaut? A fireman? A politician?" Nope. I am talking about the kid who caught Derek Jeter's ball.

In case you've been in Siberia, here's what I am talking about.
Derek (I am the closest thing to a perfect human since Jesus Christ) Jeter became the 28th man ever to reach 3000 hits in Major League Baseball. The 3000th hit was a home run. 

A 23 year old kid got the ball. Most people in today's society would hold out for the highest bidder and on as many talk shows as he could.

Not this guy. In fact, he did so little I don't even remember his name!
He did what any baseball fan would do. He asked to meet Jeter which he did. He was in the broadcast booth for a few minutes during the game, took part in Jeter's press conference, and that was it. He gave Jeter the ball.... WHAT? Say that again!! He GAVE Jeter the ball??? This guy said that this is Jeter's moment and he didn't want to take away from that. The Yankees gave him a ton of tickets, some autographs, and some other stuff.

That's what life is about folks. This kid will take his buddies, girlfriend, and family to a bunch of Yankee games and have the time of his life. Him and the people he takes to the games will have memories that will last a lifetime which is better than paying some bills a few thousand bucks would've gotten him, not to mention the headaches that come with sudden fortune. The money probably would've been gone in the blink of an eye anyway.

Hats off to what's his name for doing the right thing. In my book he has as much class as Jeter.
What do you think? Would you have held out for a big paycheck? Do you think the 23 year old is a fool or do you respect what he did?


  1. I absolutely respect what this fan did.He put another before himself and that is commendable!I do think Jeter, with the multi figured salary that he gets, should have given the boy something close to what he could have gotten if he sold the ball.If the boy turned it down, he should have donated to a charity in the boy's name.

  2. Didnt know that story....I was @ beach enjoying $1 drafts!!! Its nice to know there is stand up people out there!!!!

  3. It takes all kinds....Christian Lopez happens to be a outstanding person and Yankee fan! Makes me happy to know there are still good guys out there! (like you Tony)

  4. Oh please. Let's be real, the kid's an idiot. He got caught up in the moment. To return a VERY valuable souvenir to a rich athlete without cashing in is just the epitome of foolishness - that ball is potentially worth a mil. He basically gave up that ball to appease Jeter. Did Jeter think of him or any of the fans when he negotiated that massive contract knowing they will have to raise ticket prices to accommodate his outrageous demands?

    And now he realizes what a mistake he made. In fact he's now asking the yankees to help him pay the taxes he will incur for being in this mess.

    You wrote..."Thats what life is all about"...
    Youre so FOS with your holier than thou attitude.
    So I guess you're a guy who would give away your "lotto ticket" huh? The "headaches" from sudden fortune....oh, the agony! Please. And "the money probably would've been gone in the blink of an eye anyway." Huh??? Do you even think before you write. Or is "ignorance" your middle name?

    Your self-righteous bullshit is nauseating. And you're annoying.

  5. It takes all kinds to make the world go round. Kudos to those who choose to be positive, generous and kind - no matter what the situation, or personal gain. There is much greater reward in that then in seeing negativity, breeding discourse or just plain being ugly. I do believe there is much truth to that saying... "You reap what you sow".

    Lovely name choice to my previous commenter - it seems to well fit your aura. ...."The slang meaning of dingleberry - Aside from being more commonly known as a 'crusty ass booger', includes a lump of (usually dried) feces stuck in the hair / wool / fur / etc. near the anus of an animal, including a human. A clumsy or unintelligent person. A silly or unpleasant person; "twit". Toilet paper caught in the hair on one's buttocks after wiping."

  6. Truth hurts barbara, now get back in the sink.

  7. Dingleberry, you're just an idiot!
    Anonymous, WTH does that mean?

  8. Thank you Dingleberry for enhancing what my post was about.
    You are the perfect example of what is wrong with the world.
    You know what? I would like to think I would give a winning lottery ticket away if it wasn't mine but honestly I don't know. What I do know is my belief in karma & what I think would happen to me for not doing the right thing.
    I know I am annoying. I have several people in my world who tell me that on a regular basis. One thing I am not is an ass hole like you who attacks people for speaking their opinion.
    Is it OK for holier than thou people like me to call someone else an ass hole?

  9. You're a very talented writer! Your parents must be proud of their retarded child. I'd rather be ass than an imbecile any day. Here's an example of some fine writing; notice the run-on sentence filled with contradictory statements and bad grammar. Brilliant!

    "Him and the people he takes to the games will have memories that will last a lifetime which is better than paying some bills a few thousand bucks would've gotten him, not to mention the headaches that come with sudden fortune. The money probably would've been gone in the blink of an eye anyway."


  10. Tony.....all I have to say is clicks ...clicks and more clicks!!! I heard their was a bad storm out east guess it made some cranky....I actually would like to smack him for the Retard comment.....I just said good night to my brother who is Down Syndrome....I hate the R word!!!

  11. Dingleberry/Anonymous, does it hurt all the time?

  12. Let me make one thing clear... I never claimed to be a writer.
    Anonymous is right... I am just some imbecile talking about my world. That's it.
    Sorry about the run on sentence. I'm sure everything you wrote was perfect.
    Clicks, clicks, & more clicks is nice but I wish it wasn't at the expense of people getting attacked.