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$14.5M for boy's brain injury from metal bat

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by stevethrower, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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  2. Motor Head

    Motor Head HIGHWAY TRASH REMOVAL

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    There is a reason they outlawed aluminium bats in the big legs. You can throw a 100 mph fastball and have it leave the bat faster then when it hit it. I've seen a couple college players get the shit knocked out of them from taking a line drive off an aluminium bat. While I don't believe in the lawsuit, I think the bats should be banned. Besides, nothing compares to that crack of a bat. The metal ding sound sucks.
     
  3. Chino Kapone

    Chino Kapone Yo, whats wrong wit da beer we got?

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    Aluminum bats are cheaper because they last so much longer. That's the problem. It's sad for the kid, and his family.... I'm sure they'd rather have a full funtioning son instead of $14.5 million.
     
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  4. OilyJillFart

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    Can't a person get punched in the heart by a drive from a wooden bat and suffer the same injury?
    Or is there no possibility that can happen?
     
  5. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    They leave all bats faster than the pitch. Not many people can stand at home and throw one out of the park.

    Timing is everything in baseball.
     
  6. Falldog

    Falldog Wackbag's Best Conservative
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    That sucks, but how the hell is the sporting good's store liable for such a thing.
     
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  7. Motor Head

    Motor Head HIGHWAY TRASH REMOVAL

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    It goes a lot faster off a aluminium bat then wooden. That was my point.
     
  8. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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    They are the ones who have money. That's how socialism works: you find someone with money, and take it from them in the name of justice. Doesn't matter who, doesn't matter why, doesn't matter by what means.
     
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  9. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    Good point sir. I agree.
     
  10. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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    Yes, that's why they're used. Playing baseball isn't much fun if you can't hit the ball hard. Unless you're a major league slugger, wooden bats just don't work well enough.
    Wooden bats should be banned too. Baseball should only be played with foam fingers and beach balls. Better safe than sorry. After all, a kid suffered brain damage. That's unacceptable, the world should be 100% safe at all times.

    You know what, forget banning individual things. Let's just pass one law, declaring that from now on the Universe must be 100% safe, a no one ever is allowed to get hurt or die.
     
  11. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    What the fuck?
     
  12. whiskeyguy

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    So shouldn't the people responsible be the ones who allowed the bats to be used in a youth league? How the fuck does the bat company have any liability in this? Oh that's right, they're the ones with money... they must be at fault.
     
  13. mr. sin

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  14. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    Ahhh, the Fez Resolution. You already have a co-sponsor.
     
  15. Ballbuster1

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    Always sue everyone. That way someone will settle rather than
    get dragged thru a law suit. And always try to find the deepest pockets.
    They hold the most money and will pay off the fastest to quiet the problem.
     
  16. Hog's Big Ben

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    If you pronounce it that way, I hope you get beaten with one.
     
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  17. tattered

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    That's the reason they got the name aluminum rocket launcher in college ball
     
  18. mr. sin

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    composite bats are just as bad. the pop off a easton synergy or a miken freak is ridiculous
     
  19. d0uche_n0zzle

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    I, for one, would like them to carry the bat while running the bases. If a ball is thrown to a baseman and the runner/batter is within striking distance, he may chose to bat the ball, or beat the baseman.

    All team brawls will involve bats. So protective gear wouldn't be optional.
     
  20. Off-White-Power

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    Ah but for the grace of god go I. When I was 11 I hit a boy over the head with a baseball bat because he had struck my 3 yr old sister with it in the stomach. It cracked his skull and suffered perm brain damage. Had to go to civil court as I recall. Judge sided with my family as the boy's family got caught stretching the truth.

    I think he learned his lesson.
     
  21. tattered

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    Good for you. I might of killed the kid if he did that to my sister
     
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  22. JonBenetRamsey

    JonBenetRamsey well shit the bed

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    no one from wayne nj would take a functioning kid over 14.5 million.
     
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  23. Hog's Big Ben

    Hog's Big Ben Getting ass-***** in The Octagon, brother.
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    Of course their side of the story wasn't accurate. Their one eyewitness had brain damage.
     
  24. Gorilla Pimp

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    Whatever happened to just bad luck? Sorry your kid got all fucked up, but that doesn't mean it's anybodys fault and people owe you money.
     
  25. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    Timmy, can you tell the court what happened that day?

    Bliftu mekkk! Zarb? ullll
     
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