"The pitcher who gave up Derek Jeter’s 3,000th career hit has a deal to sign memorabilia connected with the milestone.
Tampa Bay’s David Price agreed with Steiner Sports to autograph collectibles, including baseballs and pictures. Some of the souvenirs will bear the inscription, “I Gave Up DJ’s 3K,” and be signed by both Price and Jeter." (courtesy of The AP)
Really, dude? Are you serious? You can justify it in your head as much as you want to, Dave. Tell yourself it's fun and cool to be a part of history. Tell yourself that it's worth it because you'll be making money off the deal. But the bottom line is this is a pathetic and potentially career-defining decision, and not in a good way. Unless you go on to have a Hall of Fame career and win a couple Cy Youngs, you just resigned yourself to being "The dude that gave up Jeter's 3,000th" until the day you die and beyond. Your kids, should they go on to sports careers, are going to be known as the sons of the dude who gave up Jeter's 3,000th. You might as well just let Jeter come into your house and bang your girlfriend while you're at it.
So good luck with this deal, bro. Let's see how you feel in 25 years when you're still signing "I Gave Up DJ's 3K" on shit for little kids who weren't even alive when he hit 3,000. Pussy.
And something like this could only happen to a Yankee. You don't see anybody signing on to make money off giving up Craig Biggio's 3,000th hit. Or Paul Molitor's.