Tom Connick, who also is an attorney, filed a lawsuit this week in Lake County Common Pleas Court claiming Scott Barber, an assistant coach for the Titans, committed assault and battery against his son during the game at Haven’s Baseball Complex in Jefferson Township.
According to the suit, Barber ordered his pitcher on the mound to “throw at” Connick’s son, which resulted in the boy “severely” breaking his left hand.
“Immediately after (Michael) fell to the ground, and while writhing in pain, defendant Barber again yelled from the dugout, ‘Good!,’ thus confirming and ratifying his order to ‘throw at’ and intentionally and recklessly … hit the plaintiff,” Tom Connick stated in the suit.
Here's the best part...
Michael’s father, who said he and his wife did not attend the June 24 game, stressed that his family is not suing for the money.
“Anything he gets will go toward his medical bills, then a college fund through probate court,” Connick said. “I’m a lawyer, but I’m also Michael’s father. I don’t want people thinking I’m some scumbag attorney.”
I'm sure the second hand knowledge he received will hold up well in court
Connick and his wife, Corrina, are seeking more than $25,000 in damages, lost wages and attorney’s fees.
Lost wages?!? Christ when I was 13 I had a paper route, my wages were $25/week.
Attorney fees? Is he gonna give himself a family discount or will he gouge the numbers to get that settlement up there?