Little League Coach Sues Player over Helmet-Toss Injury

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Take me out to the ball game is now take me out to the court. A 14-yr-old in California is being sued by his former Little League coach, after his helmet injured the coach.

Chiropractor Alan Beck is suing the child and Little League Baseball for $500,000 in pain and suffering in addition to another $100,000 in lost wages and medical bills. Beck claims that the boy threw his helmet in celebration and it hit him in the ankle, severing his Achilles tendon.

The first hearing is set for March 4th. But legal experts say this will be a tough case to prove in a sport where bats, balls, even helmets fly around during every game.

I think this lawsuit is ridiculous and frivolous. Aren’t coaches supposed to teach kids good sportsmanship? This lawsuit is anything but. It was an accident! Kids are always tossing things around the field in celebration. Heck there’s an entire YouTube channel featuring it. I hope a judge strikes out this lawsuit.

And that’s today’s helping of The Online Dish with Maggie.

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