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(Gothamist)   Teenager wins $14.5 million from the company that made the baseball bat that hit the ball that struck him, spilling his hot coffee onto very expensive pants, hit the pole and dropped the net onto his plastic mice   ( gothamist.com) divider line
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3478 clicks; posted to Sports » on 11 Sep 2012 at 4:10 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-09-11 04:20:05 PM  
2 votes:
Learn to read everyone. It's a settlement, not a judgment.
2012-09-11 08:10:15 PM  
1 vote:
Clearly the obvious message is we need to replace the pitcher with a tee ball stand,
and use a wiffle ball bat,
and a Nerf ball.
And bubble wrap our snowflakes.

Nation of pussies.
That's all I can say.

Farking farkwads farking suing everything that moves farking soaking in it.
2012-09-11 05:47:49 PM  
1 vote:

Babwa Wawa: How many MLB pitchers don't defend themselves against line drives?

There's one in the hospital right now that may or may not live. When will MLB outlaw wooden bats?
2012-09-11 05:14:35 PM  
1 vote:

Babwa Wawa: That's one reason, but it, along with the rest of the "reasons" are all poor excuses for putting children at risk.

Maybe they shouldn't play the sport at all...Add football to that list, because no matter what you do those kids are being put at risk when playing baseball and football, amongst other sports.
2012-09-11 05:02:54 PM  
1 vote:
If we lived in a country with socialized health care, this type of lawsuit would not happen. The parents would not be left with a lawsuit as their only option to fund the lifetime of care that this kid needs.

It's amazing to me that the same people that want to limit lawsuit award size ("tort reform") are some of the same people that are against healthcare reform.
2012-09-11 04:16:48 PM  
1 vote:
I'm sure his parents would much rather have a normal kid than any amount of money.
2012-09-11 03:50:14 PM  
1 vote:

Rik01: I've never liked the metal bats gloves or catchers' pads or machine-created baseballs or finely curated fields or not chewing tobacco all game or the idea that the game could be played as a career or pitchers not pitching every other day for every pitch, feeling that they cheapen the game.

2012-09-11 01:33:05 PM  
1 vote:
Anything that helps get these cheater bats out of youth sports is fine by me.
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