There’s nothing like spending a nice, leisurely day on the golf course enjoying sun, your friends and the occasional drunk driver who just happens to be stuck in a bunker next to the 14th green. Meet Patricia A. Maione, 46, of Uxbridge, MA who claims she ended up in the sand trap at the Whitinsville Golf Club in Northbridge because her GPS told her to turn left into a cornfield and she did.
Once in the (bleeping) cornfield, of course, she had no choice but to keep going which is how she ended up on the golf course, driving 45 mph at one point. Apparently the GPS also told her to turn into the bunker, which ultimately stopped her car and lead to her arrest by police. Maione claims that the half a liter of vodka she allegedly consumed earlier in the day (this happened in the middle of the afternoon) played no role in her misfortune. And the cup of booze that cops found inside the car was just there for safe keeping, right?
Maione was charged with driving with a suspended license; drunken driving, fourth offense; negligent driving; and driving with an open container of alcohol in the car.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: it’s possible the post-game handshake between youth sports teams has outlived its usefulness. Yes, 99% of the time nothing happens, but on a more frequent basis the calm exchange of pleasantries is used as a way to retaliate against an unwitting opponent who thinks the action has stopped. In the past, we’ve had cheap shot punches, kids with tacks hidden in their gloves and other nastiness. Now comes possibly the worst thing we’ve seen: an youth hockey coach uses the post game handshake to trip an opposing player, 13, causing the kid to fall and break his wrist. And his team even one the game!
Was it just an accident? Unlikely as the coach takes a wide swing with his leg (something you don’t do while wearing shoes on the ice) and then points at the fallen player as if to say “you know why I did that.” Still, even if the kid did the most unspeakable hockey thing you can imagine (keeping all his own teeth until he’s an adult) that’s no reason to trip him.
Word on the street is that police in British Columbia are looking at this video and considering filing charges.
Kissing him bottomless? Now that’s a new twist on the “older woman/young boy” scenarios, although there are also some other odd qualities about this story as well.
First, the boy was at an Oklahoma City gym near midnight last Thursday with . . . his mother?
Second, mom was SO busy with her own workout that she couldn’t be bothered to keep an eye on her own kid, even after she saw a hot blonde 24-year-old flirting with the boy. So, she asks other people at the gym to keep an eye on him as the two flirted.
Finally, Skippy here was dumb (or smart) enough to go into a tanning room with gymnastics teacher Betsy Ann Brashear, 24, and think no one was looking. Okay, so maybe he didn’t know what she was going to do, but doesn’t he have Internet access or cable TV at home to know where this is headed? At that point, according to police, Brashear starting kissing the boy and took off her pants or shorts or whatever she was wearing on the bottom half of her body while other gym rats told the kid’s mom. Uh, oh.
Mom burst in, dragged the bottomless Betsey out into the gym where everyone got a good view of her goods, allegedly. At that point, she ran back into the tanning room, locked herself in and waited for police to show up.
Brashear is charged with a felony count of lewd acts with a minor under 16 and will make her next court appearance on July 13 . . . hopefully with her pants on. (The Huffington Post has a whole gallery of other photos of Brashear taken from her Facebook and MySpace pages. She’s actually quite attractive with her pants on in some of them.)
We bet you’ve been thinking about this for a long time, like we have! What’s the best–and possibly only–way to make soccer more fun and interesting? Special effects, of course! Lots and lots of special effects.
Here’s a sample of what the future of soccer could look like . . . if only the fans had the courage to demand it.
The good news? Kennedy High School (CA) assistant baseball coach Pedro Cruz Trujillo is taking your kid to Dodger Stadium to see a game. The bad news? They might be smoking a little weed along the way.
Right now, it’s just an accusation, but police have arrested Trujillo on six counts of child endangering and is being held on $100,000 bail after another teacher at the school overheard the players (AKA dumbasses) talking about getting high in the car as Trujillo drove them (aged 14 to 16) to the game. He could also face charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
In his defense, being high is about the only way to watch a Dodgers game these days, but that’s probably not a good idea when you have other people’s kids with you.
It’s tough being a kid today with everything going on at school, all the nasty stuff on the Interwebs, and trying to avoid one of the 50 or more Kardashian family reality shows on TV. Now, pre-teens also have worry about a lawsuit from a lady that just happened to hit in the face with a baseball at a Little League game.
This particular incident happened at a New Jersey Little League game two years ago in Manchester Township. Elizabeth Lloyd was sitting at a picnic table near the fenced-in bullpen at the Manchester Little League park when she was hit by an errant throw from catcher Matthew Migliaccio, 11 who was warming up a pitcher. No one claims that Matt threw the ball intentionally at Lloyd, but that has not stopped her from suing the boy–and his family–for $150,000 in medical bills, plus an unspecified amount for pain and suffering. Not to be left out, Lloyd’s husband is also suing for the loss of “services, society, and consortium” of his wife. Their claim is that Matthew’s errant throw was intentional and reckless, “assaulted and battered” Lloyd, and caused “severe, painful, and permanent” injuries.
Unfortunately, the insurance Little League carries covers injuries to players and coaches, but not spectators, so the Migliaccio family is on its own on this one. If the case goes to trial, Matthew’s family expects it to cost tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees to defend themselves in court.