Re: Red Sox fan injured by beer can punted by Gomes
posted at 9/22/2013 5:57 PM EDT
In response to SonicsMonksLyresVicars' comment:
In response to andrewmitch's comment:
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Lighten up Andrew!
well, then your arguement about the ballgirls has absolutely no basis
I disagree. I have suffered cuts from other peoples' fingernails and (somewhat creepily) toenails, what if the ballgirls with their long fingernails handed a ball to a haemophiliac and cut their hand? OBVIOUSLY I am extending the logic to make a point and, hopefully, amuse you....but my point is that risk acceptance is a spectrum of acceptance and I think that while we all agree what Gomes did was wrong (5th time I've writtten it?) to call him a "criminal" and write that we need to "stop the madness" is so far over-the-top it diminishes the good, moral point you are making.
- Player A kicks a beer can into crowd, causes minor boo boo above a man's eye.
- Player B gently tosses ball into crowd, a man falls to his death in front of his son.
"Please, won't someone do something about this tidal wave of can kicking-caused boo boos sweeping across America!"
let's stay focused
and i already addressed this
but here it is again - for the last time
in your example of the ball girl handing a ball to a fan
the FAN agrees to reach for the ball
they are AGREEING to a degree of risk
they could certainly jam a finger or hurt their hands
that is a reasonable amount of risk they are agreeing to
now if the ball explodes in their hand then that is not a reasonable risk that they have assumed when extending their hands for the ball
You keep giving analogies. You need to only focus on the ACTUAL EVENT: IS IT REASONABLE FOR A FAN TO ASSUME THE RISK OF A BALLPLAYER KICKING A BEER CAN AT THEIR SKULL WHILE IN THE STANDS?