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Baseball Player Sues Coach for Sliding

posted May 4, 2018, 7:15 AM by PHS Warrior Beat   [ updated May 4, 2018, 7:15 AM ]

By: Brayden Hurley

    Is there a time when matters get taken too far? A former baseball player is suing his coach for a action he followed through with.

    His skills of the game were not top notch either considering he was playing on the junior varsity level. Former Bound Brook High School student and player was sliding when his cleats dug into the hard of the field and cause his foot to halt which led to Jake Maser rolling his ankle, according to mycentraljersey.com.

    The 2016 graduate further had to have surgery to repair the injured bones.

     The play went as so, Jake it a long drive to left center, after he rounded second, he decided to leg out a triple. John the coach, who was coaching third, knew there was going to be a "bang-bang" play at third, because the outfield was throwing the ball to the base, so he instructed Maser to slide. Then the incident happened, according to mycentraljersey.com.

     In his lawsuit, Jake’s accusation was that coach John Suk and the Bound Brook Board Board of Education "negligently" and "carelessly" carried on the game.

    Superior Court Judge Yolanda Ciccone was asked to dismiss the case from the coach john suk and the board of ed. because Jack Maser had no proof that the game was carried out as reckless or careless.

    The judge further dismissed the case from the court system.

    “It was the players fault he didn’t know how to slide not the coach’s, that is probably why he was on Junior Varsity not Varsity” stated Varsity baseball player Shawn Taylor.

    Other steps could’ve been taken by the player besides suing his coach even though his injury occurred on his half of the playing field.


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