After being bribed with cotton candy, the kid finally gets her due.
That’s how the story goes. Jennifer Valdivia, a 12 year-old girl who caught Ryan Howard’s historic 200th homerun ball was ushered to the Phillies’ clubhouse to exchange it for another autographed one, given some cotton candy then sent on her way.
With help of attorney Norm Kent, she’s got the ball back now.
"The Philadelphia Phillies’ team representative, knowing not only the historic value of that baseball, but its financial value, sent a team representative to Marlin security to retrieve young Jennifer from the stands," Kent said. "And she was there, 12-year-old Jennifer, with her 15-year-old brother, neither of the age of majority, offered her some cotton candy and a baseball worth 100 bucks in exchange for one that was worth thousands."
Kent knows marketing too. He put this You Tube video up surreptitiously to talk about the resolution of the case of the 12 year old girl. But let’s face it, it’s good PR for his law firm too.
But good on the girl, though. She’s got her ball back.