A 12 year-old has been returned a valuable baseball after allegedly being accused of stealing it from a player.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – A baseball caught by a 12 year-old girl at a historical Philadelphia Phillies game has been returned to her after it was reportedly taken and replaced with a less valuable one. As reported by Yahoo! Sports, Jennifer Valdivia, who caught the ball marking the 200th home run of Major League player Ryan Howard, became embroiled in a bitter battle over the souvenir after Howard allegedly wanted to keep the ball for himself.
Delfa Vanegas, the 12 year-old’s mother is quoted in the report as stating of the matter, “They’re saying I stole the ball from Mr. Howard… I didn’t steal anything from Mr. Howard. Whoever caught the ball, the ball belongs to that person… Why did they take the ball away? Because they knew it was a very valuable ball. They took advantage of my daughter.”
Fort Lauderdale attorney Norm Kent filed a lawsuit on behalf of the family after the original ball was taken from Jennifer, to have it returned, and she received it the same day, as well as a letter of authentication.
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