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David Price to Sell ‘I Gave Up DJ’s 3K’ Memorabilia for Giving Up Derek Jeter Hit

Nobody wants to be remembered for being on the wrong side of a record. No player wants to have his name in the history books for being the guy who allowed an opponent to reach a milestone. Except maybe David Price.  There’s a fine line between being a good sport and looking like a mush, and Price may have crossed it in order to do Derek Jeter and memorabilia collectors a favor.

On Thursday, Steiner Sports announced that Price has agreed to autograph memorabilia in honor of his giving up Jeter’s 3,000 career hit, which as you know was a homer.  If you don’t consider Price a sellout for signing stuff, consider the fact that he has also agreed to include the inscription, “I Gave Up DJ’s 3K.”  Perhaps I’m a hater, but that seems like a little much.  If Price is doing it for the money, he probably should have taken a page out of Christian Lopez’s book and let the money come to him in other ways.  I doubt that he is.

You could certainly argue that Price is just being a sport and respecting one of the game’s all-time greats, but I doubt anyone would have blamed him for having some pride and declining the “I Gave Up DJ’s 3K” part of it.  Autographs are one thing — making sure no one will ever forget that you’re the guy who gave up the most important bomb in Derek Jeter’s career is another.


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  • Anonymous

    all time great what?

  • Anonymous

    That’s an attempted joke, right?