jeter's 3000th hit

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Fan May Owe Taxes For Claiming Jeter’s 3,000th Hit - NYTimes.com

For Christian Lopez, the 23-year-old fan who came up with Jeter’s 3,000th hit at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, the ramifications of his gift from above are as American as baseball, hot dogs and taxes.

As in Las Vegas, the house always wins.

No virtuous society calls them taxes; such a society would call it extortion and not tolerate it.