Because he could put a whole lot of souvenirs on a bookshelf

June 16, 2015

I’ve often wondered about the people who negotiate to retrieve home run balls for the players, so thank you, Billy Witz  of the New York Times, for this fascinating piece about Yankees security guard/”collector” Eddie Fastook.

http://static01.nyt.com/images/2015/06/16/sports/16GUARDweb2/16GUARDweb2-master675.jpg

How much leeway do you think Fastook has when negotiating for the piece of treasure? And if he considers it a failure when he doesn’t get the item?

Some, though, are apparently easier than others, even if Christian Lopez did end up paying for his largesse.

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