The Campaign For DA

5.31.2017

America Has Gone Crazy



Language warning (from the kid).

Youtube description: This happened at the Fairfield Pacific Little League baseball fields in Northern California , I was skateboarding at the park near by & I went to leave & noticed a huge baseball radial crack in my windshield. So after asking around witness' told me they saw the ball go over the fence and hit my car .

I walk over to them and ask how he wants to go about paying for my windshield he immediately got upset with me and accused me of being a moron for parking there ( in the parking lot..) I explain how its the same difference if you are golfing and you hit a car on a road just because you're golfing doesn't shift the blame onto the driver. So he gets pissed and his kids get pissed as the dad goes back to the car i hear him say something along the lines of " if he gets too close to me beat him " and she goes and grabs a bat from the trunk ( about the time the video starts ) More.

I think everyone is in the wrong. Hey, if you park by a baseball field, there's a chance you'll end up with a broken window. There is no absolute liability rule where you are entitled to damages if someone wasn't negligent. And the last time I checked Baseball Law 101, a foul ball does not equal negligence.

And what's with the guy just pulling out $50? Sheesh. Tell the guy to go take a flying leap. And, more than anything, what's with the kid(s) who has anger issues that makes The Incredible Hulk look like a teddy bear? What a time bomb.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Worst father ever.

Anonymous said...

Decatur Baseball parents

Ernest T said...

I can kind of see both sides....

One, you don't park right next to a ball field. If you do, then you should not be complaining when something like this happens.

Two, if the ball field backs up to a parking lot, shouldn't the league (or whomever owns the fields) have some type of netting up to stop balls from going into the parking lot?

Not a lawyer, but to me it is a little 50/50 on negligence.

Anonymous said...

Skippy never told us he got his Baseball 101 law degree from Decatur Junior College.

Anonymous said...

I was a sports parent once. I behaved badly. I look back upon that period of my life with shame...

However, my kid was truly better than everybody else's and that gave me immense gratification and helped me overcome my sad memories of my own ineptness as a child athlete.

I will remain anonymous, but I speak for all of us...

Anonymous said...

Legally not responsible. Check the case law. Golf ball hitting a car - depends. Guess how I know ;)

Not a lawyer.
But I've bought some windshields to avoid them.

Anonymous said...

Barry, as usual you are the legal savant of real world juris prudence.

1. park by a baseball field, golf course, or rendering plant at your own risk.
2. collision at home plate between the runner and catcher is not assault.
3. free speech is fine in the stands until the Umpire says it isn't.
4. kicking down fire ant mounds in the outfield is not a violation of wildlife law (it is a violation of common sense)
5. $10 beer at a MLB game is not a violation of your constitutional freedom to drink beer
6. scratching yourself in a private area while visible on the field of play is not actionable sexual harassment

DF Commissioner of Baseball Law

Anonymous said...


They are always looking for someone to blame; someone to sue; someone else to pay.

Anonymous said...

When there's someone standing around with a cell phone and a facebook account on every square inch of America, yeah, sometimes it will seem like we've gone crazy. But we haven't any more so than we've been before. You just never knew about it back then unless you were actually there or part of it. I remember seeing a tornado map from way back in the 1900s, and to look at it you would think tornadoes were only hitting cities. They weren't any more than usual, it's just that then all the country tornadoes were not reported like the city ones were. So the data is skewed. Same with all this social media "country has gone crazy" feeling. Not really..we've been crazy for a good long while.

Bear said...

Lots of spoiled brats in that video. They come in all ages.