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Old 05-22-07, 06:35 PM
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If they were teaching kids to slide head first she may have a point. It's safer to slide feet first (generally). I think they ban head first slides don't they?

But the article didn't specify how he slide or what kind of injury.

Of course, just because he teaches him the right way doesn't mean he'll do it or get hurt.

In high school some kid, who was a baseball player, broke his league in gym class sliding into the 3rd base. So the gym teachers banned sliding in gym class. And of course, I did it the next day and got complimented for my hustle.
Old 05-22-07, 09:04 PM
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By 12 the kid should know how to slide for 6 years already...BTW, couldnt the kid have gotten just as hurt during a sliding drill to teach him how to slide?
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Whom is she going to sue when her son gets wedgies and wet-willies every day until he's 30?
Old 05-23-07, 08:42 AM
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Whom is she going to sue when her son gets wedgies and wet-willies every day until he's 30?
The school system, the poor University that accepts this sissy, and the makers of the video game Bully.
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Originally Posted by El Scorcho
You can do the pop-up side anywhere at any time, base or not. It's simple after you practice a few times.
The way I do it, I use the base to anchor my foot to pop up. This prevents me from doint it at home. Then again, it doesn't really matter at home, it just looks cool.
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We need a "loser pays" court system.
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Originally Posted by kenbuzz
We need a "loser pays" court system.
That's the British system. I don't like it. #1) it encourages people not to sue; #2) it encourages people with marginal cases to be misled by slimy attorneys; #3) it rewards people with better attorneys and not necessarily better cases; #4) it penalizes people who have a legitimate dispute but still lose.

The American system is by far more fair. If you bring a meritless case, then there are protection in place (Rule 11 sanctions) to make whole a party defending a meritless suit.
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
If you bring a meritless case, then there are protection in place (Rule 11 sanctions) to make whole a party defending a meritless suit.
Make a whole party..... what?
Old 05-23-07, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by kenbuzz
Make a whole party..... what?
Make a party whole is a legal term of art meaning to reimburse or compensate for damages.
Old 05-23-07, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
I know that when I played LL, we had a no sliding rule for this very reason.
A no sliding rule? Our league has a rule that requires sliding to avoid contact on close plays. You can be called out if you don't slide. The parents know that and expect their kids to slide.

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BTW, couldnt the kid have gotten just as hurt during a sliding drill to teach him how to slide?
Exactly. We had sliding practice earlier this year and half the kids scraped up their knees and didn't want to slide for a week. Little League itself is supposed to be a learning experience. So sliding during a game is part of the learning process.

It's unfortunate that the kid got hurt, but the reaction is ridiculous. Without the volunteers there would be no LL. The managers and coaches aren't professional coaches. They're just dads devoting a lot of time trying to make sure a bunch of kids can play baseball together. While some coaches are good at teaching, to expect much teaching is not realistic. If you're concerned about your child's safety due to lack of skills you should take your own measures to increase their safety such as lessons, camps, etc.
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It appears from the article that the kid wasn't even told to slide into 2nd base. He was told to take 2nd and chose to slide.
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I don't even remember being taught how to slide. Whatever I do, I just do by instinct (which isn't often these days)
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Need some legal advice. I broke my ankle sliding into 2nd playing church softball. Can I sue God?
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Originally Posted by RandyM
Need some legal advice. I broke my ankle sliding into 2nd playing church softball. Can I sue God?
I do not believe the U.S. Courts have jurisdiction over God. It was ruled they do not have jurisdiction over Satan (well, they couldn't serve him to get jurisdiction):

http://www.texasbar.com/saywhat/webl...hive/feb84.asp
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Didn't we see this storyline on Friday Night Lights this season?

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