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?