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2014-04-18 04:33:51 PM
A Roseville chiropractor, Beck quickly changed tactics, saying he was willing to drop the $500,000 legal action if the player and his family would apologize to him. Beck said his Achilles tendon was partially torn when he was struck by the batting helmet the player had thrown while celebrating a win. He never got the apology, Donahue said.

Well, as long as he can at least claim a moral victory.
 
2014-04-18 04:40:56 PM
How, exactly, does one tear their Achilles due to a batting helmet being thrown at them by a 14 year old?  Unless he's like a future linebacker or something, I'm not seeing it.  And even then, I'm using a shiatload of imagination.
 
2014-04-18 04:47:54 PM
That's bullshiat the way he knuckled under. He should at least pour some sugar in the parent's gas tanks.
 
2014-04-18 04:53:11 PM
He's a chiropractor, so.....
"see this spot on the X-ray that looks like my fingerprint, that's trauma!"
img.fark.net
 
2014-04-18 04:54:53 PM
If that kid can throw a batting helmet hard enough to sever a man's Achilles Tendon, then that kid is ready to win America some Olympic Gold in the Discus and go on to a lucrative career, um...selling Frisbees?
 
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2014-04-18 05:27:31 PM
"Alan Beck, who claimed he was injured by a batting helmet flung by the celebrating player, also has agreed to reimburse the boy's family $1,528 in court costs, said Jim Donahue, an attorney who resented the player and his family "
 
2014-04-18 09:47:30 PM
i196.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-18 10:15:42 PM
poor sad old man.
 
2014-04-18 10:16:12 PM

whyRpeoplesostupid: [i196.photobucket.com image 850x527]


Wow. Oddjob. How appropriate!

Is this James Bond Day or something? This is at least the fourth thread I've seen with James Boned references.
 
2014-04-18 10:16:53 PM
James BOND references. LOL!
 
2014-04-18 10:17:09 PM

FriarReb98: How, exactly, does one tear their Achilles due to a batting helmet being thrown at them by a 14 year old?  Unless he's like a future linebacker or something, I'm not seeing it.  And even then, I'm using a shiatload of imagination.


There ain't enough imagination to fathom a batting helmet tearing an Achilles tendon

More than likely this guy just had his Achilles pop ....most Achilles tears are just tendon wearing down until it pops
 
2014-04-18 10:17:34 PM
Oh, he's a chiropractor?

So he stopped quacking, did he?
 
2014-04-18 10:18:25 PM

whyRpeoplesostupid: [i196.photobucket.com image 850x527 - oddjob from Bond]


Thread over.   whyR wins.

Did anyone notice the name of the mom?   Raegan.  WTF?  I'll bet she's in her twenties and her dumbass parent from my generation thought "Raegan" was kewl name.

www.egotripland.com
 
2014-04-18 10:23:44 PM

Gunboat: whyRpeoplesostupid: [i196.photobucket.com image 850x527 - oddjob from Bond]

Thread over.   whyR wins.

Did anyone notice the name of the mom?   Raegan.  WTF?  I'll bet she's in her twenties and her dumbass parent from my generation thought "Raegan" was kewl name.

[www.egotripland.com image 600x426]


Well, there you go again.
 
2014-04-18 10:28:20 PM

FriarReb98: How, exactly, does one tear their Achilles due to a batting helmet being thrown at them by a 14 year old?  Unless he's like a future linebacker or something, I'm not seeing it.  And even then, I'm using a shiatload of imagination.


The only possibility I can think of is that it somehow knocked him over, and he tore it in the fall. Still incredibly unlikely by any stretch of the imagination.
 
2014-04-18 10:28:28 PM
Rush Limbaugh stops talking?
 
2014-04-18 10:30:19 PM
The constant abuse, scorn and public harassment got to be too much for ya, eh, "Doctor" Beck?
 
2014-04-18 10:31:54 PM
assets.nydailynews.com
 
2014-04-18 10:33:10 PM

Danger Avoid Death: James BOND references. LOL!


Oh, I don't know. Boner, more like.
 
2014-04-18 10:36:20 PM
Welcome to Granite Bay / Roseville! It's a snooty suburb of Sacramento in a different, wealthier county. They are very tea party white wealthy christian spoiled-bro-kid Republicans that fled the cities and settled there in the housing boom. Twenty years ago Granite Bay barely existed on the map and Roseville was a hobo-filled train town. Build a million overpriced McMansions, add some crappy stucco and pastel monster malls, throw out all the poor and 'colored' and you have what happened in those twenty years. Guys like this are everywhere. Everywhere.

/ wallet-zombies
 
2014-04-18 10:37:12 PM

Danger Avoid Death: whyRpeoplesostupid: [i196.photobucket.com image 850x527]

Wow. Oddjob. How appropriate!

Is this James Bond Day or something? This is at least the fourth thread I've seen with James Boned references.


James Boned is 009 & 1/2 in Octopecker.
 
2014-04-18 10:38:19 PM

Gunboat: whyRpeoplesostupid: [i196.photobucket.com image 850x527 - oddjob from Bond]

Thread over.   whyR wins.

Did anyone notice the name of the mom?   Raegan.  WTF?  I'll bet she's in her twenties and her dumbass parent from my generation thought "Raegan" was kewl name.

[www.egotripland.com image 600x426]


Like she is actually going to be able to pay for the lawsuit anyway, he probably dropped it realizing it was idiotic to sue someone who voted Obama for a free phone.
 
2014-04-18 10:38:44 PM

Gunboat: Did anyone notice the name of the mom? Raegan. WTF? I'll bet she's in her twenties and her dumbass parent from my generation thought "Raegan" was kewl name.


Thanks for bringing a little stupidity to the thread. Over and above that of the story's star character, that is.
 
2014-04-18 10:40:48 PM
No, not at all.  Joe Biden still threatens us with the possibility that he'd be president if Obama dies.
 
2014-04-18 10:43:28 PM

CrazyCurt: Welcome to Granite Bay / Roseville! It's a snooty suburb of Sacramento in a different, wealthier county. They are very tea party white wealthy christian spoiled-bro-kid Republicans that fled the cities and settled there in the housing boom. Twenty years ago Granite Bay barely existed on the map and Roseville was a hobo-filled train town. Build a million overpriced McMansions, add some crappy stucco and pastel monster malls, throw out all the poor and 'colored' and you have what happened in those twenty years. Guys like this are everywhere. Everywhere.

/ wallet-zombies


It really is unbelievable how many goddamn houses got built between Fairfield and Placerville during the boom. Where the developers thought they would find people to farking buy them is a goddamn mystery to me.
 
2014-04-18 10:43:33 PM
Pathetic, grumpy, disillusioned, lazy, whiny, fraudulent-in-career-and-lawsuit, soulless wart festering on the Earth's crust is pressured by social values to reluctantly rescind an abhorrent, ugly, indefensible and unfortunate life lesson he bestowed on an unwilling and innocent child

/if there had been room, this headline would've been more accurate
 
2014-04-18 10:46:34 PM

Dr Jack Badofsky: No, not at all.  Joe Biden still threatens us with the possibility that he'd be president if Obama dies.


I wonder if you voted for McCain/Palin.
 
m00
2014-04-18 10:49:06 PM
the kid hit him in his once weakness.
 
2014-04-18 10:54:21 PM

FriarReb98: How, exactly, does one tear their Achilles due to a batting helmet being thrown at them by a 14 year old?  Unless he's like a future linebacker or something, I'm not seeing it.  And even then, I'm using a shiatload of imagination.


Coach is walking towards player who throws batting helmet at him.

Helmet lands upside down in front of coach who proceeds to accidentally step into the helmet, slips on the dirt with his helmet shoe, bam torn achilles.
 
2014-04-18 11:00:19 PM

CrazyCurt: Welcome to Granite Bay / Roseville! It's a snooty suburb of Sacramento in a different, wealthier county. They are very tea party white wealthy christian spoiled-bro-kid Republicans that fled the cities and settled there in the housing boom. Twenty years ago Granite Bay barely existed on the map and Roseville was a hobo-filled train town. Build a million overpriced McMansions, add some crappy stucco and pastel monster malls, throw out all the poor and 'colored' and you have what happened in those twenty years. Guys like this are everywhere. Everywhere.

/ wallet-zombies


Can't be.

I am reliably informed by certain political savants on this website that Tea Partiers are too bootstrappy to file lawsuits. Especially frivolous, nonsense lawsuits.

Of course, he's white and in a lucrative career, so by definition any lawsuit he *did* file wouldn't be frivolous or nonsense. Those terms describe only lawsuits filed by the ghetto coloreds. (Is that redundant? It is, isn't it. Where's Michelle Bachman when I need a ruling?)

Anyhow, we've established that he can in fact be a Freedomsuit-filing Tea Partier. Another sign of the moral decline of this once great nation that this brave patriot was denied justice. Thanks Obama.

/s
//in case any of ya are so drunk you didn't realize
///which is everyone on Fark
 
2014-04-18 11:01:44 PM
I assume he's suing to get money from their insurance company, not from them.

That said, chiropractor.  You're not a doctor.
 
2014-04-18 11:05:22 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: If that kid can throw a batting helmet hard enough to sever a man's Achilles Tendon, then that kid is ready to win America some Olympic Gold in the Discus and go on to a lucrative career, um...selling Frisbees?


Don't really need to sever it, do you?
 
2014-04-18 11:09:37 PM

scotchcrotch: Coach is walking towards player who throws batting helmet at him.

Helmet lands upside down in front of coach who proceeds to accidentally step into the helmet, slips on the dirt with his helmet shoe, bam torn achilles.


Sounds like a deleted scene from Final Destination 18: Minor Bruising.
 
2014-04-18 11:10:44 PM
So much 300 in this thread. John Africa would approve.
 
2014-04-18 11:11:39 PM

FriarReb98: How, exactly, does one tear their Achilles due to a batting helmet being thrown at them by a 14 year old?  Unless he's like a future linebacker or something, I'm not seeing it.  And even then, I'm using a shiatload of imagination.


He must have been Hectored.
 
2014-04-18 11:12:51 PM
In seriousness, though, it's probably a shame--especially in the absence of details-- that "the public" basically decided this case, and did so on the basis of "rich white guy sues little kid." Weird things, including weird injuries, happen in a regular basis. And personal financial situations vary; there are a lot of valid reasons why he may not be rich despite the lucrative career... A career that involves a fair amount of standing over the course of each day, and thus could be difficult to continue with a damaged Achilles.

Yeah, all unlikely I agree. But this is one that should probably have been decided in real court.
 
2014-04-18 11:13:17 PM

drewogatory: CrazyCurt: Welcome to Granite Bay / Roseville! It's a snooty suburb of Sacramento in a different, wealthier county. They are very tea party white wealthy christian spoiled-bro-kid Republicans that fled the cities and settled there in the housing boom. Twenty years ago Granite Bay barely existed on the map and Roseville was a hobo-filled train town. Build a million overpriced McMansions, add some crappy stucco and pastel monster malls, throw out all the poor and 'colored' and you have what happened in those twenty years. Guys like this are everywhere. Everywhere.

/ wallet-zombies

It really is unbelievable how many goddamn houses got built between Fairfield and Placerville during the boom. Where the developers thought they would find people to farking buy them is a goddamn mystery to me.


I lived out there during that period
Seemed like every time you went anywhere, you came across a new development
There was a lot of money being made then
The IT bubble bust, and it all started drying up
Moved back east after my jobs went away
 
2014-04-18 11:14:55 PM

Solty Dog: scotchcrotch: Coach is walking towards player who throws batting helmet at him.

Helmet lands upside down in front of coach who proceeds to accidentally step into the helmet, slips on the dirt with his helmet shoe, bam torn achilles.

Sounds like a deleted scene from Final Destination 18: Minor Bruising.


As a skit or short film, that could be a pretty funny parody.
 
2014-04-18 11:17:18 PM
National Health Insurance would make these sorts of lawsuits a thing of the past. Just sayin'.
 
2014-04-18 11:19:29 PM
Little League was awesome.  We won the state championships, but the coach said we couldn't go to regional championships or the World Series, the season was over.  Weird, kinda screwed out of our moment on ESPN
 
2014-04-18 11:19:36 PM

brimed03: In seriousness, though, it's probably a shame--especially in the absence of details-- that "the public" basically decided this case, and did so on the basis of "rich white guy sues little kid." Weird things, including weird injuries, happen in a regular basis. And personal financial situations vary; there are a lot of valid reasons why he may not be rich despite the lucrative career... A career that involves a fair amount of standing over the course of each day, and thus could be difficult to continue with a damaged Achilles.

Yeah, all unlikely I agree. But this is one that should probably have been decided in real court.


No, it really shouldn't.

At MOST it should have been decided in mediation or arbitration. But in reality it should have been decided by the idiot coach and his crooked lawyer realizing that excited kids throw things and sometimes people get hit by them; accidents happen and this doesn't even make the res ipsa loquitur threshold. As to the coach wanting an "apology": Apology for what? That the kid wasn't paying attention (being a kid) and the coach got a one-in-a-thousand injury? How is he supposed to "apologize" for that?

And insofar as being unable to continue his career with a damaged Achilles tendon; no, sorry, my sister the elementary school teacher SEVERED her Achilles several years ago, and after surgery to repair it and the requisite amount of therapy, she was back on her feet in front of 35 ungrateful 4th graders every single day without any issues at all. And there's no evidence this chiropractor even got hurt that badly. This was a cash grab, and nothing more.
 
2014-04-18 11:38:19 PM

brimed03: In seriousness, though, it's probably a shame--especially in the absence of details-- that "the public" basically decided this case, and did so on the basis of "rich white guy sues little kid."


The rich white guy in question is literally a professional, licensed con artist with an official national-level cert in conning people.  He's a chiropractor.

The chances of someone that makes a living defrauding people bringing forth a personal injury complaint (a type of legal action famous for being a scam 90% of the time) against someone in an extremely physically unlikely circumstance (a batter's helmet usually doesn't even weigh a full half-pound, it's just a bit of plastic and foam) is basically zero.  The public's calling this one correctly.
 
2014-04-18 11:55:58 PM

Jim_Callahan: brimed03: In seriousness, though, it's probably a shame--especially in the absence of details-- that "the public" basically decided this case, and did so on the basis of "rich white guy sues little kid."

The rich white guy in question is literally a professional, licensed con artist with an official national-level cert in conning people.  He's a chiropractor.

The chances of someone that makes a living defrauding people bringing forth a personal injury complaint (a type of legal action famous for being a scam 90% of the time) against someone in an extremely physically unlikely circumstance (a batter's helmet usually doesn't even weigh a full half-pound, it's just a bit of plastic and foam) is basically zero.  The public's calling this one correctly.


I'm assuming you have a source other than your ass for that.
 
2014-04-19 12:09:30 AM

Last Man on Earth: I'm assuming you have a source other than your ass for that.


Well, 90% is me being hyperbolic, obviously, but it's a very well-earned reputation.

Ever heard of an 'ambulance chaser'?  It's an entire  profession in the legal industry and it stems from a literal behavior (that's since been mostly banned).  Even a glance at the advertising for any given personal injury firm can give you a pretty good estimate of how legit they are as actual lawyers (hint: not very).
 
2014-04-19 12:16:33 AM

Fano: FriarReb98: How, exactly, does one tear their*golf clap* Achilles due to a batting helmet being thrown at them by a 14 year old?  Unless he's like a future linebacker or something, I'm not seeing it.  And even then, I'm using a shiatload of imagination.

He must have been Hectored.


*golf clap*
 
2014-04-19 12:27:12 AM

Jim_Callahan: Last Man on Earth: I'm assuming you have a source other than your ass for that.

Well, 90% is me being hyperbolic, obviously, but it's a very well-earned reputation.

Ever heard of an 'ambulance chaser'?  It's an entire  profession in the legal industry and it stems from a literal behavior (that's since been mostly banned).  Even a glance at the advertising for any given personal injury firm can give you a pretty good estimate of how legit they are as actual lawyers (hint: not very).


90% of hyperbolic stats are accurate 65% of the time.
 
2014-04-19 12:35:10 AM
*IF* this kid did this, it's time to learn some personal responsibility. Maybe forfeit his college money or something.
 
2014-04-19 12:42:22 AM

brimed03: I am reliably informed by certain political savants on this website that Tea Partiers are too bootstrappy to file lawsuits. Especially frivolous, nonsense lawsuits.


Thank goodness people who aren't TPers never do it.
 
2014-04-19 12:53:08 AM

Gyrfalcon: brimed03: In seriousness, though, it's probably a shame--especially in the absence of details-- that "the public" basically decided this case, and did so on the basis of "rich white guy sues little kid." Weird things, including weird injuries, happen in a regular basis. And personal financial situations vary; there are a lot of valid reasons why he may not be rich despite the lucrative career... A career that involves a fair amount of standing over the course of each day, and thus could be difficult to continue with a damaged Achilles.

Yeah, all unlikely I agree. But this is one that should probably have been decided in real court.

No, it really shouldn't.

At MOST it should have been decided in mediation or arbitration. But in reality it should have been decided by the idiot coach and his crooked lawyer realizing that excited kids throw things and sometimes people get hit by them; accidents happen and this doesn't even make the res ipsa loquitur threshold. As to the coach wanting an "apology": Apology for what? That the kid wasn't paying attention (being a kid) and the coach got a one-in-a-thousand injury? How is he supposed to "apologize" for that?

And insofar as being unable to continue his career with a damaged Achilles tendon; no, sorry, my sister the elementary school teacher SEVERED her Achilles several years ago, and after surgery to repair it and the requisite amount of therapy, she was back on her feet in front of 35 ungrateful 4th graders every single day without any issues at all. And there's no evidence this chiropractor even got hurt that badly. This was a cash grab, and nothing more.


IANAL so I can't quibble on whether there are necessary grounds for a suit; but then, that's kind of my point. The lay public *doesn't* know, and shouldn't be assuming.

Let the courts tell the guy he's an ass and tell the lawyer he should be disbarred for general ignorance. If you are a lawyer, Gyr-- and IIRC you are-- then your response just proves my point. *You* recognize this as a waste of time because of your training and experience. Joe Public, having none of one and little of the other, shouldn't be pressuring people to drop claims just on the basis of... well, whatever extralegal basis this is due to. Emotion, I suppose.

As it currently stands, the public is poorly schooled on the whole subject of frivolous lawsuits. There's been too much spin from the pro- and anti- factions and not nearly enough unbiased explanation.

I agree that, prima facie, this suit was nonsense. His apology demand practically proves it: an apology wouldn't help his claimed injury and he wasn't claiming the action was deliberate. So please understand that I'm not really arguing that this guy might have had a case; I'm arguing that allowing public opinion to determine the validity of the legal question in this (or any) instance is a bad precedent.

The more proper public role is to protest when there is a *bad* law... which I am carefully noting to avoid accusations that I'm invalidating, for example, the Civil Rights Movement. The public ought to say "this law doesn't reflect the society we want," not "you're not entitled to due course of law because your case sounds stupid."

OK I'm wandering and should probably go to bed. Still, I'd be interested in your response!
 
2014-04-19 12:57:55 AM
Video or it didn't happen.

I'm so glad this DOUCHE lawsuit won't happen. So sad for the kids when there are wackos like this around. It's not like the kid threw a knife at him.

SCREW U Crappy coach dude!!!! I hope your town turns on you!!!!!
 
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