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Little League coach sues player for $600,000 over injury suffered from helmet toss
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Posted on 01/16/2014 10:58:20 PM PST by chessplayer

Some guys just aren't man enough for Little League Baseball.

A coach from California made that much clear after filing a $600,000 lawsuit against one of his players for injuring him during a post-game celebration last spring.

After scoring the game-winning run, the unnamed 14-year-old defendant tossed his helmet in the air, only for it to land on Alan Beck’s foot and tearing his Achilles tendon.

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Tendon was hurt in March and he walked around on it for nine months before he had surgery on it. Shep Smith asked him how he could do that and he said because he's stronger than most men.
1 posted on 01/16/2014 10:58:20 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

“MUST-SEE: Shep Takes On Little League Coach for Suing 14-Year-Old”

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/01/16/must-see-shepard-smith-takes-little-league-coach-alan-beck-over-lawsuit-against-teen

Watch the video. The coach looks and acts like a man-baby.


2 posted on 01/16/2014 11:00:28 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

What a vindictive small minded wimp.

Maybe said player has a rich family, that’s the only way I can see this even remotely looking like it makes sense, and still. It’s likely to get laughed out of the court because of “duty to mitigate.”


3 posted on 01/16/2014 11:03:14 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar for you if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: chessplayer

Was the coach covered by workers’ compensation insurance?


4 posted on 01/16/2014 11:05:18 PM PST by hamboy
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To: chessplayer

What a frikkin’ baby. He’ll have to prove negligence and\or malice aforethought.... Good luck with that girly man.


5 posted on 01/16/2014 11:13:42 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: chessplayer
Wimp factor aside, I'm trying to grasp the physics of this event. What does the helmet weigh, 10 ounce maybe? With what force under the pull of gravity did it hit the man's foot and at what angle to cause $600,000 worth of damage to-of all things-his Achilles tendon? This is at the back of the foot, after all.

This seems too preposterous to be entirely made up but it should be interesting to see him try to prove it.

6 posted on 01/16/2014 11:30:15 PM PST by stormhill
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To: stormhill

It probably got torn trying to move out of the way, not the impact of the helmet itself.


7 posted on 01/16/2014 11:40:13 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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That's certainly understandable if this gentleman was so monumentally out of shape and clumsy in which case the fault was entirely his. There's just a little problem with that theory...

the unnamed 14-year-old defendant tossed his helmet in the air, only for it to land on Alan Beck’s foot and tearing his Achilles tendon

It re-writes the story.

8 posted on 01/16/2014 11:46:28 PM PST by stormhill
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To: chessplayer

As pathetic as homos leading boy scout troops. Now it seems some are LL coaches too


9 posted on 01/16/2014 11:50:35 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: chessplayer

Those gals on hannity emasculated the coach


10 posted on 01/16/2014 11:53:04 PM PST by wardaddy (wifey instructed me today to grow chapter president beard back again....i wonder why?)
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To: stormhill

That’s the plaintiff’s claim, but I can’t think of any kid’s baseball helmet that could do that by itself.

Also, in any chaotic moment, most people don’t remember how things go down.


11 posted on 01/16/2014 11:53:57 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: chessplayer
Tendon was hurt in March and he walked around on it for nine months before he had surgery on it. Shep Smith asked him how he could do that and he said because he's stronger than most men.

Strong enough to walk around with a "bum" heel for nine months. Hurt enough to sue—and win.

I would say, "Only in California." But the whole country is devolving into California by degrees.

12 posted on 01/17/2014 12:07:47 AM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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...meant to drop the “—and win.”


13 posted on 01/17/2014 12:09:08 AM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: chessplayer

He’s not suing the boy, he’s suing the boy’s family’s insurance company.


14 posted on 01/17/2014 12:12:45 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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Oh well that’s okay then. No harm there. /s


15 posted on 01/17/2014 12:50:06 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: chessplayer
Something big time not right about his *story* or the *story*.
Best possible velocity and mass of the helmet ain't going to do that damage.

Grifter and shark lawyer trying to cash in, I would guess.

16 posted on 01/17/2014 12:54:53 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: chessplayer

Prorate it.

““For the loss of a loved one in terms of the loss of love and comfort…is $250,000. That’s been the law for the last 39 years,” attorney Jin Lew said.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3112439/posts


17 posted on 01/17/2014 1:43:10 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Cowboy Bob

That’s the problem. Lazy scumbags like this coach think they are suing an insurance company but they aren’t. The boy is named in the complaint, which probably scares the hell out of him. If the claim is denied, the family 8s liable (and I dont see how this type of claim is covered by any type of family insurance). Unless suing the boy is necessay to claim against the little League insurance but I didn’t get that from the article.


18 posted on 01/17/2014 2:47:55 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: chessplayer

Wow, he made Shep look like a man. No small task.


19 posted on 01/17/2014 3:02:39 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: chessplayer
"...And that was the last little league game I ever went to."


20 posted on 01/17/2014 4:14:18 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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Shep Smith asked him how he could do that and he said because he’s stronger than most men

Not so much.. Dude, you be a girly man. Own it..........


21 posted on 01/17/2014 4:33:42 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: chessplayer

No way he ruptured his achilles and didn’t “know it until June” - and walked around on it for 9 months.

I ruptured my achilles tendon jumping up two steps and believe me, there’s no way you can walk on it. My ankle literally just hung there uselessly - couldn’t even move a toe or move my ankle in any direction. There wasn’t a lot of pain unless I tried to stand on it - then it was excruciating pain.


22 posted on 01/17/2014 5:13:34 AM PST by Ektelon
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To: Caipirabob

LOL!


23 posted on 01/17/2014 5:15:49 AM PST by Flick Lives (Got a problem with the government? Have a complaint. Get a free IRS audit!)
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To: stormhill
There's been more rewriting of this story than that.

When this story was first posted at FR on Wednesday, the coach was suing for $500K, not $600K, and the helmet "severed" his Achilles tendon instead of tearing it.

24 posted on 01/17/2014 7:01:43 AM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: chessplayer

That kid should counter sue for that man damaging his helmet.


25 posted on 01/17/2014 10:30:41 AM PST by minnesota_bound
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14 year old in little league? I take a few decades off and see what happens.


26 posted on 01/17/2014 10:35:39 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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