A 12-year-old girl sued the Philadelphia Phillies and won.
Jennifer Valdivia came up with Ryan Howard’s 200th career homer (the fewest games in history to reach that milestone) in a July game in Florida. The Phillies traded her an autographed ball for its return.
Not good enough.
The girl’s mother filed a lawsuit Monday to have the ball returned. Rather than go through the dog-and-pony show, the Phillies returned the ball to her.
You have to wonder about the girl’s mother. Of course, I gave up a long time ago wondering about the kind of lawyer that would file such a lawsuit.