Saturday, June 23, 2012
Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet
Remember this singsong jingle?
America is ... baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet?
Add lawsuits to the mix. Lawsuits about baseball, no less.
I swear, sometimes I hate being an American. I read a story in the newspaper this morning about a woman in New Jersey suing a baseball player because while warming up in the bullpen, his ball went out of control and hit her as she sat nearby. She's suing the catcher for $150,000 in medical bills and emotional pain and suffering. Her husband is suing the ball player, too, for lost wages and his own pain and suffering caused by the accident. (Dare I call it an accident??? They're claiming it was intentional.)
Oh, did I mention that the baseball player is 11-years-old and plays Little League?
It makes me sick, physically sick, to think that there are malicious people like these schemers in the world and that a lawyer is representing them and that this is actually going to court.
Not only is this boy facing court and fines; he's also received threatening letters.
I'm not going to go on with the rest of the details. I've thrown up my hands and groaned in disgust. I can't stand the world we live in today and these plaintiffs are the reason why. They've probably drafted their lawsuit against Sara Lee for baking apple pies that make them fat. And then they can join the class action suit against kosher hot dogs that aren't kosher.