Trust me, Lopez did the right thing

No monetary value could be placed on what this Yankees fan experienced this weekend

Updated: July 10, 2011, 11:25 PM ET
By Rob Parker | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Christian Lopez was at Yankee Stadium on Sunday afternoon in the season-ticket box seats the New York Yankees gave him in exchange for Derek Jeter's 3000th-hit ball.

It certainly appeared as though Lopez was enjoying his newfound celebrity and was, indeed, happy with his decision not to ask for money for the treasured ball he caught when Jeter hit a 420-foot home run into the left-field stands.

Lopez, sporting a brand-new Yankees fitted cap and wearing a high-beam smile, ...

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