Saturday, May 13, 2006

Frivolous Lawsuit Night at the Ballgame

After The Times reported this week that a Los Angeles man is suing the Angels for discrimination because Mother's Day tote bags were given to women only, the double-A Altoona (Pa.) Curve announced a promotion of its own: "Salute to Frivolous Lawsuit Night," set for July 2.

The Curve said men would get pink tote bags, women would get lukewarm coffee "so they will not burn themselves" and kids would get a beach ball "with a warning not to ingest it."

"We realize that these giveaways as part of our Salute to Frivolous Lawsuit Night are fairly stupid and serve no real purpose," Curve General Manager Todd Parnell said Friday. "But, if our fans don't like them, then they can sue us."

from this morning's Times.