The guy who caught A-Rod’s 3,000th hit is reconsidering keeping the ball

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Zach Hample — famous for snagging baseballs at ballparks across the country — is the guy who caught the homer that was Alex Rodriguez’s 3,000th career hit. At the time he said he was keeping the ball. Now he’s reconsidering.

Sports Illustrated spoke to Hample, who is prepared to work out a deal:

“I am planning on meeting again with the Yankees soon,” Hample said. “And I am contemplating a scenario where they and A-Rod could get this ball back involving a large donation to my favorite charity.”

The charity: Pitch In for Baseball, which provides new and gently used baseballs and softball equipment for kids who lack equipment to play baseball.

Hample didn’t come off too well on Friday after catching the baseball. Seems now he’s at least trying to make something good come out of this.