“He told a kid to slide. Then he got sued.”

Junior varsity baseball player in New Jersey “suffered a brutal ankle injury on a slide, and his family sued the coach who told him to do it.” The seven-year legal battle that resulted “threatened to change youth sports forever.” [Steve Politi, NJ.com via Peter Bonilla]

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  • It seems, as a matter of law, that it is not negligent to tell a kid to slide in a baseball game.

    And it is also sad that happened. My kids play sports. I know refs can’t be perfect, and that refs and coaches are doing things out of the goodness of their hearts. If, god forbid, something happened–suing would be the last thing on my mind.