Lawyer spoils baseball team giveaways by making everyone equal

Oakland A's fans will get their money's worth when the team gives away hats, tote bags and other souvenirs at games, thanks to a bonehead lawyer who sued the baseball team for sex discrimination because he didn't get a woman's hat on Mother's Day five years ago.

The team and San Diego lawyer Alfred Rava have reached a preliminary settlement on a class-action suit Rava filed, according to a Contra Costa Times story in Walnut Creek, CA.

In part due to the suit, the A's will no longer offer male- or female-only giveaways, according to team spokesman Bob Rose. On May 10 this year -- Mother's Day -- the A's gave away tote bags to the first 10,000 fans.