Attention attention-hounds and frivolous lawsuit fans: you’ve met your match. Meet Yankees fan Matthew Mitchell. He’s 30 years old, and must be the cheapest Yankees fan aside from George Costanza. He’s suing the team over steroids. In small claims court. For $221. Really.
"I look at it almost as consumer fraud," said Matthew Mitchell, 30, a Brooklyn resident who said he went to his first game at Yankee Stadium in 1984. "If I'm going to watch a baseball game, then I expect it to be the real thing."Yes, this is real. And yes, this is the most absurd thing I’ve heard today. If you’re going to sue, make it worth it – ask for a lot! What are his real motives? Attention? It surely isn’t the money. Perhaps instead it’s that Mr. Mitchell is just someone with a little too much time on his hands.
Matthew Mitchell wants to be reimbursed for tickets to five games between 2002 and 2007. They include Game 2 of the 2003 World Series, in which pitcher Andy Pettitte led the Yankees to a win.
The Yankees had no comment, and well, good for them. This isn’t worth their time.