“Mr. Jeter deserved it. I’m not going to take it away from him. Yeah, money is cool and all, but I’m only 23 years old. I have a lot of time to make that. It’s a milestone. Only 27 other [baseball players] have done this. It’s not an everyday thing, and he deserves every second of it. He’s worked so hard for 15 years or so.”
Christian Lopez, the Yankee fan who caught the ball Derek Jeter made his 3,000th hit with – and reterned it to the Yankee shortstop – instead of selling it for an estimated $250,000.

Watch an interview with Christian Lopez below: