I feel bad for James Falzone. He's a Mets fan (that's bad enough) who recently got hit in the face by a broken bat while he was sitting along the third base line. He was watching the flight of the ball when he got popped in the face. He suffered multiple facial fractures while his 11-year old kid looked on. Not a nice thing to happen.
However, Falzone is suing everybody involved with the event. He's suing the Mets and Major League Baseball for not doing enough to protect fans from maple bats which have a propensity to shatter. Here is where I get disturbed by his lawsuit. He is also suing Mets second baseman Luis Castillo who was the batter and he's suing former Mets catcher Ramon Castro. Why is he suing Castro? Well, Castillo was borrowing Castro's bat. Come on. That is just from the school of "sue everyone." I hope I don't get sued for writing this item on the blog.
While I would like to see maple bats eliminated, fans know the dangers of attending a game. You could get hit by a foul ball or a bat. It's not a pleasant part of the game but it is something that unfortunately happens. While the screen behind home plate should be extended, fans who sit close know what can happen. It even warns of the dangers on a disclaimer on the back of the ticket stubs.
Here's what should happen. The Mets should pay the medical bills of Falzone. In return, Falzone should drop his lawsuit. To sue Castillo and Castro is stupid.
If the Mets don't pay his medical bills, then he should sue the Mets and no one else.
And next time he should stay home or sit in the upper deck.