Skip to comments.Little League Catcher Sued By Grownup Hit In Face With His Preteen Throw
Posted on 06/22/2012 1:40:05 PM PDT by matt04
Perhaps Elizabeth Lloyd of Manchester, N.J., thinks Matthew Migliaccio is a major-league catcher, rather than a Little League catcher. Otherwise, otherwise how could she think she could get a possible $500,000 out of him over his throw that hit her in the face, and think that he meant to bean her?
According to the Asbury Park Press, Lloyd has sued the 13-year-old Matthew over a 2010 incident in which, at the age of 11, he was warming up one of his pitchers in a fenced-in bullpen area by the third-base line, and overthrew that pitcher, sending the ball over the fence and into the face of Lloyd, sitting five feet outside that area.
At the time, Matthew told the newspaper, he checked to see if Lloyd was OK, and the 45-year-old, there to watch her son play, said he was. As it turned out, Lloyd suffered multiple facial fractures. Lloyds lawyer, Riaz Mian, told the Asbury Park Press she needed reconstructive surgery and still suffers from headaches, and the suit was filed after attempts to reach a settlement with insurance companies failed. (The Associated Press has set the damages figure at $150,000, which comes from an earlier version of the Asbury Park Press story. The latest version Ive seen has the figure at $500,000.)
The story does not reveal any motive for Matthews alleged act of violence. However, I have a hard time believing this was anything but an accident. Have you seen 11-year-old catchers throw a baseball? A lot of them have enough trouble, as Matthew did in that warmup, hitting the pitchers glove consistently, much less trying to hit, spot-on, a small- to medium-sized object far away.
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The irony is if this had happened at a Major League ball park she would not be able to sue. Read the back of your ticket.
Why not sue the pitcher, he missed the throw.
She should be banned from ever being within 1000 yards of any little league games. I’d ban her from MLB games too just to be safe.
Don’t care if she’s a lady, he was only a little leaguer.
If the kid has a good enough arm to do that much damage at 11 years old, maybe she’s figuring on just getting a judgment now, and waiting to garnish his Major League (or NFL) signing bonus.
who knows, it may have improved her looks.
If I was the judge, I would find the kid liable in the amount of $45, and award it to this woman with the binding stipulation that she use that money to buy a helmet, and that she never be seen in public without it on.
Whenever you are at any ballpark, you must be aware at all times. Being so close to a bullpen like that without paying attention was stupid. The case should be immediately thrown out.
Yeah, I used to go to a lot of minor league games and still remember reading the message about them not being liable.
The lawsuit is stupid, but I have an average 10 year old, and you do NOT want to get hit in the face when he throws the ball.
Since I am not adept at posting pictures......can somebody post a picture of Barry “US Socialism Bonds” Obama throwing out the first pitch......
What is MIS?
When my kid played, parents always yelled “BALL” when a ball went over the fence...especially pop flies up and over the fence behind home plate.
Interesting that Lloyd said she was okay, but then, (I don’t trust anyone and have a great imagination) what MAY have happened...(I played basketball for about a half an hour after breaking a bone in my foot) the lady was still in pain, went to the hospital, a couple of bones were cracked, her face looked a little swollen, her plastic surgeon said she needed extensive surgery, she had it done, she looked like michael jackson when she was done and her lawyer said, SUE!
Michigan International Speedway.
Ms. Lloyd...You are a moron....
He might get a little action on the ball from his limp wrist but I will put my money on Miss Detroit. She looks more determined and is better looking.
I used to read [and it may be apocryphal] that there was an old legal standard that if you go to a hockey game, you might get hit with a puck. I think that’s gone out the window. I suppose the last step before banning baseball altogether will be making it illegal for anyone to watch it.
Auto racing is probably filled with conditions that could potentially make the disclaimer printed on the ticket null and void, since the sport involves protective barriers that may not be designed properly, pieces of heavy machinery that may not work correctly, etc.
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