A Los Angeles psychologist who was denied a tote bag during a Mother's Day giveaway at an Angel game is suing the baseball team, alleging sex and age discrimination.
Michael Cohn's class-action claim in Orange County Superior Court alleges that thousands of males and fans under 18 were "treated unequally" at a "Family Sunday" promotion last May and are entitled to $4,000 each in damages.
That's not from The Onion, it's from the Los Angeles Times. It's absolutely true that it sucks to go to a baseball game where they're giving something away, but you don't get it because you're not old enough, no young enough, or the wrong gender. But it sucks like it sucks to just miss the subway and have to wait for the next one. Or like it sucks to have to use the bathroom in a restaurant and need to wait because someone's in there already. It doesn't suck that much. Just a little bit.
This guy's not a lawyer, but he found a lawyer: "'They claimed they didn't have any more bags, but my client said there was a mountain of bags stacked so high a show dog couldn't have jumped over them,' said Alfred Rava, Cohn's San Diego-based attorney." This is why people hate lawyers.
What a waste of the court system.
"By looking at the bag, you can see a 17-year-old male or female would be just as happy with it as an 18-year-old male or female," Rava said. "I don't know why the Angels and Bryman College had a seemingly contrived cutoff for this ageless bag."
Uh, maybe because it was mother's day. And maybe because it was just a tote bag.