Yes, you read that right…
Alan Beck, a baseball coach in California, is suing a 14-year-old little league player for the injuries he sustained during a game-ending celebration.
Beck tore his Achilles tendon when one his former players threw a helmet that hit him. He’s suing the boy and Little League Baseball for $500,000 in pain and suffering and $100,000 in lost wages.
Beck’s lawyer says his client, not the child is the victim.
“He is a good guy who was volunteering his time and now he’s in a wheelchair. Who’s the victim here?” Beck’s attorney, Gene Goldman, told KCRA. “This wasn’t part of the game. To have someone throw a helmet in that manner, you just don’t do that.”
The little league player’s father said he thought it was a joke when he was served papers.
“At first I thought it was joke,” the boy’s father, Joe Paris, told his local television news station. “Now, I think it’s absurd.”
The Paris family has already spent four thousand dollars on legal fees and do not have homeowner’s insurance, which in some cases pays for freak accidents like this. But the family gets no sympathy from Beck or his lawyers.
Your problem, not ours, says the plaintiff’s camp, basically. “If they owned a home,” Goldman told KCRA, “they should have had homeowner’s insurance.”
Ever looked up “douche bag” in the dictionary? Well, right next to it is Alan Beck’s name and photo. I’m still in disbelief that this guy is serious. This is a frivolous lawsuit that hopefully gets thrown out in court.