May 19, 2004

Danny Graves loses his wallet,: but a hellva nice guy finds it. I only got one question, why does Danny Graves carry $1400 in his wallet?

posted by corpse to baseball at 10:50 AM - 16 comments

because he's danny graves and we're not?

posted by goddam at 11:10 AM on May 19, 2004

Anyone who has enough money to carry $1400 in their wallet should be rich enough to not fret too much when they lose it.

posted by corpse at 11:14 AM on May 19, 2004

Hookers.

posted by yerfatma at 11:38 AM on May 19, 2004

That's a nice story. I'm sure the guy cleaning the bus could have used that money. I hope Graves rewards him well.

posted by dusted at 11:47 AM on May 19, 2004

This guy went above and beyond: "The guy kept the cash and exchanged it for traveler's checks so it wouldn't get stolen through the mail," Graves said Tuesday. "It was like $1,400 in cash. He did say, `I borrowed $26 to overnight it to you.'

posted by usfbull at 12:01 PM on May 19, 2004

I once found a wallet stuffed with $20s and $50s.....I returned it as found, and I was rewarded with a 'thanks kid' and a pat on the back. Not even a $1.00 to buy some candy. Effin cheapskate. Ever since, I take the extra cash life throws my way with a smile.

posted by garfield at 12:13 PM on May 19, 2004

Even if you don't care about the money, though, losing your wallet is a hassle. Particularly when you have your credit cards and drivers license in it.

posted by Jugwine at 12:21 PM on May 19, 2004

i'm of poor moral quality. i'm with garf: take the cash and throw the wallet in a mailbox.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:25 PM on May 19, 2004

"..why does Danny Graves carry $1400 in his wallet?" I don't know if they get it in cash or otherwise, but ball-players receive pretty big sums of meal money at the start of all road trips. Good of the dude, and good of Danny to send him more than he asked for in return.

posted by 86 at 12:27 PM on May 19, 2004

I once found a wallet stuffed with $20s and $50s.....I returned it as found, and I was rewarded with a 'thanks kid' and a pat on the back. Not even a $1.00 to buy some candy. What makes people act like this? I remember driving up to an ATM and on the screen it said something like "Would you like another transaction?" and realizing it was the guy in front of me driving away, I hit cancel and basically chased him down. He snatched that thing out of my hand like he was embarassed or ashamed without even giving me a thank you. I change my stance, unless they are famous ensuring the chances for reward, spend away.

posted by usfbull at 12:40 PM on May 19, 2004

I'm morally flexible. So, If I can't see the person I'm going to rip off (i.e. usfbull stumbling across the ATM, or wallet just stitting there) then there isn't a problem. If I see the person who owns it and watch them drop, leave or whatever, then I'm compelled to return it. I'll give a significant amount of the booty to a homeless person to try to balance the karma. Karma, dude. Karma. But this doesn't happen all that much. 2-3 times a month. Tops.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 01:06 PM on May 19, 2004

Yeah, I really like to screw over complete strangers. They totally deserve it.

posted by rocketman at 01:09 PM on May 19, 2004

There was an article in today's local about Gravey and how odd he is compared to most closers.

posted by mick at 03:58 PM on May 19, 2004

Rocketman are you being sarcastic? Cuz I was.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 05:25 PM on May 19, 2004

I once found a wallet whilst cycling home and unemployed. It had fairly obviously been dropped by the driver of the car it was next to, and his house was fairly obviously the one the car was parked in front of. It had about 50 in it and credit cards/debit cards. I knocked on his door, checked it was him from the name on the cards and gave it back to him. He thanked me profusely and gave me a tenner. I had top quality white cider that night I tell you, and vowed to be nice to strangers from then onwards. This is a nice story and made me feel happy. Thanks for the link.

posted by squealy at 05:28 PM on May 19, 2004

"...why does Danny Graves carry $1400 in his wallet?" "Two chicks at the same time" doesn't come cheap, you know.

posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:43 AM on May 20, 2004

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