Tuesday, June 26, 2012

"WTF? Seriously?" News Story Of The Day: Woman Sues Little League Player After Being Hit With Errant Ball

Hit her again. With a bat this time. 

From Mandatory.

Woman Hit by a Baseball Sues 11-Year-Old

by Max Miller
June 22, 2012

In cranky-old-lady news, a New Jersey woman who was hit in the face by a rogue baseball while in attendance at a Little League baseball game has filed charges against the 11-year-old boy who was responsible for the misfire.

Elizabeth Lloyd was struck by the baseball when she was sitting at a picnic table near the fenced-in bullpen where catcher Matthew Migliaccio was practicing with a pitcher.

The lawsuit accuses the young baseball player of assault and battery, and causing severe permanent pain to Lloyd.

No one was more shocked to hear the news than Migliaccio's parents themselves. Matthew's father, Bob, admitted that they showed concern for Lloyd at first, but when his son started receiving threatening letters and then papers serving him, the entire situation became infuriating.

"It's absurd to expect every 11-year-old to throw the ball on target," Migliaccio said. "Everyone knows you've got to watch out. You assume some risk when you go out to a field. That's just part of being at a game."

The Migliaccios know they could garner a victory if they opted to fight the charges in court, but the tens of thousands of dollars it would cost them to do so just aren't worth it. On top of that, the Migliaccios aren't receiving any sort of help from Little League in the matter.

Their only hope at this point is that maybe Elizabeth Lloyd will get distracted by her day job of chasing down 101 dalmatian puppies to make into a fur coat to follow through with the lawsuit.


  1. Hey, if they want to countersue for mental distress, I'll contribute to a fund to help them out. That woman is seriously narcissitic, she needs to be bitch slapped, possibly even pimp slapped.

    Prairie Girl

  2. I hope she wins and receives $7.45 and 3 leftover tokens from Chuck E. Cheese.

  3. And, of course, let's not forget that these lawsuits don't happen with an enabler (also known as "personal injury attorney"), who should be truly ashamed of himself for being a greedy bastard and maybe putting a stop to LL games in that park.

    More proof that the world is filled with assholes.

  4. I have gone to a good number of Little League games over the years when both of my sons were playing. I never got hit by a ball, but it came close a couple of times. The Dad is right. You assume some risk by going to the game. That's just part of being there. That's why you need to pay attention to what's going on. Also every game I've ever been to, when a ball went errant towards the spectators, there was always a chorus of voices calling out, "Heads up!" to warn anyone who might be in the path of the ball. It's unfortunate that she got hurt, but suing an 11-year-old is ridiculous.

  5. "And Lloyd's husband, in a third count, is suing for the loss of "services, society and consortium" of his wife. They've demanded a jury trial."

    No joke.



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