Twitter helps B.J. Upton reunite with wallet


No good deed goes unpunished -- or at least unnoticed, on Twitter.

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder B.J. Upton hit three home runs Sunday, but it was Rays fan and good Samaritan Brent Sutton who scored after finding Upton's wallet in downtown Tampa and reaching out to Upton on Twitter.

About an hour after this tweet was sent, Upton had his wallet back.

"We were on our way to dinner on my motorcycle ... we spotted a wallet laying in the street at the corner of Channelside Drive and Whiting Street," Sutton wrote in an email to Playbook on Monday. "When we got to dinner and opened it up the first thing I saw was a credit card with the name Melvin Upton, which obviously didn't ring a bell. Then I saw a Virginia driver's license with his [Upton's] name and photo and told her 'You aren't going to believe who this belongs to.' "

For his efforts, Sutton and his girlfriend got a nice reward.

"He was very nice. We congratulated him on his incredible performance ... and he gave us a game-used bat he had brought with him," Sutton wrote. "He also offered to get us some tickets next time the Rays are at home. He mentioned me on Twitter a short time afterward and my phone hasn't stopped alerting since then, it's crazy."