Baseball, Apple Pie and Chevrolet

And law suits:

MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. – A New Jersey woman who was struck in the face with a baseballat 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 April 24 alleges Migliaccio’s errant throw was intentional and reckless, “assaulted and battered” Lloyd and caused “severe, painful and permanent” injuries.

A second count alleges Migliaccio’s actions were negligent and careless through “engaging in inappropriate physical and/or sporting activity” near Lloyd. She continues to suffer pain and anguish, incur medical expenses and has been unable to carry out her usual duties and activities, the lawsuit says.

And Lloyd’s husband, in a third count, is suing for the loss of “services, society and consortium” of his wife. They’ve demanded a jury trial.

What kind of special hell must we live in before people just wake up and slap those around us into reality?

4 responses to “Baseball, Apple Pie and Chevrolet

  1. This is what’s wrong with America. Sheesh.

  2. These two need to be clobbered with a bat not a ball.

  3. I mean serious, right?

    Maybe the kid’s folks should help with the doctor’s bills. Split ’em or contribute some.

    But really? THREE lawsuits?

    Jeezus!

  4. This incident brought back an unpleasant memory . When my youngest daughter was a toddler, I stopped to watch a few minutes of a local little league game . I sat down in the bleachers with her on my lap and an errant fly ball suddenly came towards us . Fortunately the baseball hit me in the leg. It came very close to my daughters skull . My reaction was not quick enough to protect her and it was only by the grace of God her head wasn’t split open . You wouldn’t think that just viewing a kids baseball game would be dangerous .

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