This case involves a young child who was severely injured while playing baseball for his school team in Alabama. During the game where the accident occurred, the boy’s team was up against a team from an opposing school that had a smaller than regulation baseball diamond. This particular division also did not have standards as to the size of the aluminum bat being used. On the day in question, the plaintiff was playing shortstop. The player hit a line drive to the shortstop, striking him in the head and causing permanent traumatic brain injury. It was claimed that the bat used was too powerful and had not been adequately tested by its manufacturer.