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Little League coach sues his own player

Jan 16, 2014, 1:36 PM EDT

Little League

From the annals of chutzpah. This comes from KCRA TV in Sacramento:

Paris said his son was racing toward home plate to score the winning run during a Lakeside Little League game last spring when the boy threw off his helmet in celebration.

“He was so excited,” Paris said.

In legal papers filed in court, the teen’s former coach, Alan Beck, contends the boy “carelessly threw a helmet, striking Plaintiff’s Achilles tendon and tearing it.”

The coach is suing the kid and the league, natch, for $500,000 for pain and suffering and over $100,000 for lost wages and medical bills.

I know what you’re thinking: this guy is pathetic. Maybe so. But think about the precedent this sets. How many of you parents out there have been injured by your own children? God, I’ve lost count how many times my kids have injured me! Indeed, I’m suffering from constant stress and anxiety that I may, at any moment, step on one of their Legos when I’m not wearing my slippers. THAT HURTS.

So, thank you Coach Beck. You may be an opportunistic jerkwad who can’t accept that sometimes accidents just happen, especially when kids are involved, but you may allow me to make some money by following in your footsteps.

Mookie and Carlo: YOU’RE ON NOTICE

 

  1. philliesblow - Jan 16, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Insult to injury – If the kid willfully took off his helmet before crossing the plate, he should be called out and therefore did not score the winning run.

  2. scatterbrian - Jan 16, 2014 at 10:48 PM

    I thought that was what this lawsuit was about after reading the first paragraph.

  3. johnnyb1976 - Jan 17, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    If I was the kids’ dad I would give this guy a reason to sue after I kicked his tail for suing my kid.

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