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.