Boise, ID asked in Civil Litigation for Idaho

Q: My grandson's Allstar little league coach rarely played 3 Allstars in Cal Ripken baseball tournaments over the summer.

We spent several thousand dollars for equipment, gas, motel reservations, food, etc. over the summer to see these kids sit on the bench on an Allstar team that required tryouts. The coach also told fans where they could or couldn't sit and stand to watch the games. Because I had a run in with him, he told my daughter that my grandson needs better role models in his life. This team won their state championship and went on to districts tournament. Last 2 weekends of tournaments my grandson played less than 2 innings in several games. The last 2 weekends should have been a highlight of any 12 year old's baseball career. It was not for 3 of these boys who ended up practicing baseball for the summer and not playing baseball. My grandson's grandmother flew in for tha 3 day state tournament, rented a car, stayed in a hotel only to see her grandson play 1 inning in 3 days. There's more. Do I have a case?

Thank you,


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1 Lawyer Answer
Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers
  • Boise, ID
  • Licensed in Idaho

A: A "case" for what? Not playing your grandson? Nope. The coach has "discretion" to play anyone he wants. The "remedy" you have is social media and hope the "powers that be" don't hire him next season. Sorry there's not more you can do. It sucks, I know.

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