Sunday, June 29, 2008

Suing the Sun in Chicago

Email from Angry Sensible Man:

This is from the Chronicle of Higher Ed. What is this world coming to? Everyone needs a personal lawyer.

New Tune on Campus: Take Me Out to the Ballgame, and Bring My Lawyer

In Evanston, Ill., the great American pastime of baseball is being displaced by the threat of another popular American sport ? litigation.

Since 2000, Northwestern University has allowed children’s baseball teams from nearby communities to use its Rocky Miller Park for games.

But the university recently told the American Legion-sponsored baseball clubs in Evanston and Wilmette, Ill., that they were no longer welcome because the parents of a young pitcher were threatening a lawsuit, reports the Pioneer Local, a local newspaper.

The parents were concerned about the safety of the park because the sun shines into the eyes of the pitcher.

In a message to the ballclubs, Northwestern’s assistant athletics director of facilities, Scott Arey, wrote, “Unfortunately, Northwestern University is not able to do anything to mitigate the sun’s effect on the vision of the pitcher, so we have made the unfortunate decision that we can no longer safely host these games.” ?Eric Kelderman

5 comments:

will.welch said...

and of course by "safely host these games," they mean "safe from lawyers"

Angus said...

where is Bastiat when you really need him?

br said...

Hmmm. Should we get our son a lawyer for $3K or some Sunglasses for $30?

Tom said...

If only someone would invent a light weight cap with a bill in front to shade a person's eyes... Oh, well, the kids would probably just wear them backwards anyhow.

"Loser pays" anyone?

will.welch said...

Plus, Buck Showalter would have a fit