Little League Player Sued for $150,000
Doesn’t everyone know that when you attend a baseball game, or especially a Little League game, where players are still learning to perfect their throws, that you should watch out for stray balls? My son just started Little League last year and although he has one of the most powerful hits on the team, I know that his throwing can use a little work. Luckily, the coach is also his dad (aka my husband), so he gets extra practice at home. But I’ll be honest and say I was flabbergasted to read about a New Jersey woman who is actually suing a 13-year-old boy for his ill-fated throw, which caused a ball to hit her in the face.
Elizabeth Lloyd is seeking more than $150,000 in damages to cover medical costs, as well as an undisclosed amount for pain and suffering. Her husband even has the audacity to launch a third count for loss of “services, society and consortium” of his wife. The Lloyd’s claim that the boy, who was just 11 years old at the time was “reckless”, although he was warming up a pitcher at the time per the coaches instructions.
Well, honestly, what is this woman thinking?
Let’s see, the facts are that she was attending a Little League game and she was sitting next to where they were warming up, so how does that make it anyone’s fault but her own? The kids weren’t being reckless - they were practicing before a Little League game, which shows they were active in healthy family-friendly activities. How sad is it that this incident only teaches kids that you can be punished doing what they are suppose to? I understand that this woman probably has medical costs, but what happened was purely an accident at a sporting event. The idea that she is suing a 13-year-old child just shows that people are willing to do anything for money.
What do you think? Should she pursue the trial or is she being ridiculous in her claims?