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Derek Jeter 3000-Hit Ball: Corporations Help; Jeter, Yankees, MLB Fail Lopez

the aftermath of Christian Lopez's catch of Derek Jeter's 3000th hit, the narrative changed drastically, moving from the altruism of Lopez for returning the historic ball to Jeter to Lopez being stuck with a tax burden from the Yankees' reward package of memorabilia and tickets.  

A few companies, though, have stepped up to cover Lopez's tax costs, relieving the gracious fan from over $10,000 in taxes.  Miller High Life has stepped up to offer to cover the full cost of the taxes.  Additionally, Modell's Sporting Goods offered to donate 5 percent of sales for one week to go toward Lopez's taxes.  

While these companies should be applauded for helping out Lopez and endorsing his very gracious gesture in not selling the ball, ...

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