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Little League Coach Sues Player for $500k for Accidentally Hitting Him With Helmet
Sports Illustrated ^ | 01/15/2014

Posted on 01/16/2014 5:40:46 AM PST by Wolfie

Little League Coach Sues Player for $500k for Accidentally Hitting Him With Helmet

14-year-old Little League player is being sued for more than $500,000 by a former coach who claims he was injured when the boy threw his helmet in the air after scoring a game-winning run.

The coach, Alan Beck, is looking to recoup lost wages, medical bills, and of course, pain and suffering. Beck alleges that the helmet the boy threw ended up striking him in the ankle, severing his achilles tendon. Beck’s attorney conceded to Sacramento’s KCRA-3 that the boy did not intend to hurt anyone, but holds that what he did “crossed the line.”

(Excerpt) Read more at extramustard.si.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: sports

1 posted on 01/16/2014 5:40:46 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie

Woos.


2 posted on 01/16/2014 5:41:40 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Wolfie

This coach seems like a real douchebag.


3 posted on 01/16/2014 5:41:50 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Wolfie

When did they start using razor-billed helmet in little league?


4 posted on 01/16/2014 5:47:42 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Wolfie

Maybe he should seriously consider wearing a helmet around all those people with bats, if you catch my drift.

Aluminum, wood or composite, hmmm, how to choose....

I know, trial and error!


5 posted on 01/16/2014 5:48:29 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: SoothingDave

Must’ve been one of those “Master Of The Flying Guillotine” helmets.


6 posted on 01/16/2014 5:49:11 AM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Wolfie

Well, this will teach that kid a lesson...

Never hit a home run, and never be proud of what you do.


7 posted on 01/16/2014 5:50:19 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Oddjob’s hat from Goldfinger?


8 posted on 01/16/2014 5:51:52 AM PST by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: Wolfie

SAD


9 posted on 01/16/2014 5:53:03 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: Wolfie
"the helmet the boy threw ended up striking him in the ankle, severing his achilles tendon."

How does that happen?

10 posted on 01/16/2014 5:53:49 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Wolfie

A boy throwing a helmet into the air after a winning play is like an act of God... same as a lightning strike.

People will sue for anything.


11 posted on 01/16/2014 5:55:57 AM PST by Bobalu (The true secret to genius is in creativity, not in technical mechanics - Richard Feynman)
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To: Wolfie

What an enormous PWE.


12 posted on 01/16/2014 6:02:19 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Wolfie

Sue, its what Californians due.


13 posted on 01/16/2014 6:03:03 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Bobalu
People will sue for anything.


As Will wrote, some 400 years ago:


14 posted on 01/16/2014 6:03:22 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Wolfie

Sign up for insurance under obamacare, per-existing injuries are covered.


15 posted on 01/16/2014 6:03:42 AM PST by jughandle
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To: SoothingDave
"When did they start using razor-billed helmet in little league?"
The Return of Oddjob.

16 posted on 01/16/2014 6:05:44 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: Wolfie

We should all thank the American Association for Justice (re-named trial lawyers association) and the Democrat Party, to the extent they are not one in the same, for making stupid-assed crap like this possible. This is a good one to show your Democrat friends and acquaintances. They probably have no idea that their party is what makes this happen.


17 posted on 01/16/2014 6:05:54 AM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Paladin2
"the helmet the boy threw ended up striking him in the ankle, severing his achilles tendon."

Could have been worse.....


18 posted on 01/16/2014 6:17:18 AM PST by massmike (If I like my tagline,I can keep it! Obama said so..........)
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To: Paladin2
How did that happen?

By - - - the boy throwing said helment into the air, thus striking him in the ankle, and severing his achilles tendon."

I know, I know, smarty pants.

19 posted on 01/16/2014 6:20:51 AM PST by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: Wolfie

Maybe the coach should have taught himhow to be a good sport.

A good winner does not jump around getting ‘in your face’ to the losers. You shake their hand and thank them for a good game.

The practical purpose being that you don’t want to pi$$ them off in case you have to play them again in the playoffs.


20 posted on 01/16/2014 6:21:26 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Wolfie
Dr. Beck's office is in the video at the link, including his office phone.


21 posted on 01/16/2014 6:36:26 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: P.O.E.

Wooden bats can be put in a fireplace.


22 posted on 01/16/2014 6:40:03 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

You, sir, are my new batting coach.


23 posted on 01/16/2014 6:41:55 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Wolfie

The insurance company is probably doing the suing. That is one of the first questions they ask when you are injured, “how and where did this happen?” They have to assign blame so they know who to sue.


24 posted on 01/16/2014 6:53:23 AM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: Bobalu
People will sue for anything.

I'll withhold judgement on the guy. It might be necessary in order to get an insurance company to pay. On the other hand, he might be a total butt.

25 posted on 01/16/2014 6:56:14 AM PST by CommerceComet (No more GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: TexasCajun

A chiropractor. Figures.


26 posted on 01/16/2014 7:06:45 AM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Wolfie

YGTBSM! A judge with any common sense would throw this out of the park/court.


27 posted on 01/16/2014 7:20:30 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Albion Wilde

Spoken by Dick the Butcher, who wanted to foment lawlessness and insurrection.

Billy the Bard meant it as a compliment to lawyers.


28 posted on 01/16/2014 7:57:12 AM PST by Ready4Freddy
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To: Wolfie

WOW! What a jackass! How did this clown ever get the privelege of coaching Little League in the first place?


29 posted on 01/16/2014 8:02:41 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: Ready4Freddy
Spoken by Dick the Butcher, who wanted to foment lawlessness and insurrection. Billy the Bard meant it as a compliment to lawyers.

Interesting devolution into a reversal in pop usage, thanks! Kind of like the First Amendment arguments for "freedom from religion" instead of "freedom of religion"...

30 posted on 01/16/2014 8:09:01 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Ready4Freddy
Spoken by Dick the Butcher, who wanted to foment lawlessness and insurrection.

Billy the Bard meant it as a compliment to lawyers.

Blah, blah, blah context.

Still a great line, because we could certainly do with a hell of a lot less of them.

31 posted on 01/16/2014 11:34:32 AM PST by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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