How would you like to be 13 years old and in the middle of a $150,000 law suit for simply playing baseball?
The incident happened two years ago, but for Matthew Migliaccio a simple game of catch in the bullpen has turned into over two years of drama after he hit Elizabeth Lloyd with a ball that got away from him while he was warming up a pitcher who was heading into the game.
Lloyd, at the time, was sitting on a picnic bench that was close by the bullpen where Migliaccio was warming up at the time. According to reports, Lloyd says the boy intentionally threw the ball at her and is being sued for assault and battery! Could an 11 year old boy really have those intentions?
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The boys lawyer says, “I just think that it’s disgusting that you have people suing an 11-year-old kid for overthrowing his pitcher in the bullpen. It’s horrible this can actually happen and get this far. Ultimately, hopefully, justice will prevail.”
The story has gone from a small town New Jersey Baseball Field to a possible huge civil lawsuit. Can’t boys just be boys?