A kid is playing baseball. He is pitching. The hitter hits the ball, the line drive comes back to the pitcher and hits him in the chest. The pitcher’s heart stops beating, and his brain doesn’t get oxygen for 15-20 minutes. He suffers brain damage.
This is a true story. It happened to 12-year-old Steven Domalewski two years ago. It’s a tragedy, no doubt about it.
Now, though, the parents are suing Little League baseball, and the maufacturer of the bat, for, well… making the bat, as well as the store that sold it.
I’m surprised they’re not suing the people who made the ball as well.
Isn’t this a big load on nonsense? I can understand the family is upset. And I could understand the lawsuit if the equipment was faulty. But the bat did what it was designed to do: hit the ball.
I know America is lawsuit-happy, but this is getting silly. The lawyers are contending the aluminum bat isn’t suitable for children’s games. But people get hit with line drives using wooden bats all the time as well.
I once gave my brother a concussion when I hit a pitch, and the ball hit him in the head.
I’m just glad he didn’t decide to take me to court.
(You can read the full story about the lawsuit here)