Matt Carson would be considered by many to be a career minor leaguer, especially at 28 years of age. Well, he finally got his first taste of the big leagues, as well as just how selfish and greedy some fans can be. He appeared in five games for the A's so far and he's hit .444 with a homer and three RBI. The home run came on Sept. 21 in a rout by the Texas Rangers. That home run, of course, was the first of his Major League career. So, when the A's representative went to get the ball from the fan who caught the ball, they refused to give it back. Usually, when a player hits a milestone like first career home run, a fan may ask for a bat or an autograph from the team. But not this fan. This fan wanted money. In order for Carson to get his first home run ball, he would need to shell out $10, ...
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Article written by Steven Resnick