Companies line up to help New York Yankees fan Christian Lopez - ESPN New York That didn't take lone. The NYC, state and fed gov't jumped on board this train didn't they? They guy makes one of the most unselfish moves in sports history by giving a historic baseball back to the guy who set a record, a ball he could've sold for up to $500,000, for FREE in exchange for simply meeting the player and getting a signed baseball. The team then rewarded his unselfishness with a couple bats, jerseys and free tickets for the rest of the season. And now, here come the government thugs. "Mmmmmmmmm......TAXABLE ITEMS!!" Their thirst for tax money has no end. They say this fan could end up owing over $15,000 to the government for his good deed. Amazing. Luckily, several PRIVATE COMPANIES (Yes, those evil, greedy, rich companies) are volunteering to pay this guys tax bills for him since he's a 23 year old student who doesn't have much money. Just amazing. Start a lemonade stand? Have a bake sale? Catch a historic baseball? Big Papa Government is gonna come for ya.