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.