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There was a day and time when I would have bet my weight in baseballs that no sane adult would try to sue an eleven year old because they were hit by an errant pitch. I think I was around eleven. Fast forward about forty years and it’s clear that I would lose that bet today.
That being said, I like to think that I would really feel bad if I were an eleven year old little leaguer who’d hit someone in the head with a bad throw. But if I were the judge hearing this case, I ‘d be more than happy to hit her on the head (repeatedly) with the God-damn book!
MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A New Jersey woman who was struck in the face with a baseball at a Little League game is suing the young catcher who threw it.
Elizabeth Lloyd is seeking more than $150,000 in damages to cover medical costs stemming from the incident at a Manchester Little League game two years ago. She’s also seeking an undefined amount for pain and suffering.
Lloyd was sitting at a picnic table near a fenced-in bullpen when she was hit with the ball.
Catcher Matthew Migliaccio was 11 years old at the time and was warming up a pitcher.
The lawsuit filed on April 24 alleges that Migliaccio’s errant throw was intentional and reckless. It allegedly “assaulted and battered” Lloyd and caused “severe, painful and permanent” injuries.
A second count alleges that Migliaccio’s actions were negligent and careless through “engaging in inappropriate physical and/or sporting activity” near Lloyd…
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