Truth be told, I don't know if it was actually a Wiffle Ball bat that was involved in the incident I am about to post about but it would be excellent if such was the case. You see, I just bought and gave a Wiffle Ball and Bat set to my nephew who just turned 9 years old. I loved them when I was a kid and teen, heck I still love em now, especially because when I bought the one for my nephew I saw that it said "Made in the USA" on the bat. It would be nice to know that this made in the USA item was used to thwart a robbery and assault.
According to this article:
What happened was that a woman who was taking a bath with her toddler son realized something was amiss in her home when a cat, that normally remained outside, came scampering into the bathroom. She went to investigate and found an intruder standing over her other young son. She threatened the bad guy with that which almost never works - a yelled promise to call 911. What did he do in response to the threat of her calling 911? He hit her. What would you expect! I guess though he did not expect what took place next. She then grabbed a toy plastic bat and hit him with it repeatedly. I hope she beat the doody out of him. Whatever, she hit him hard enough and often enough to make him flee the scene. The shame of this is that the next thing you know is that some leftist libturd will be calling for a ban on plastic bats or the crook will sue her for giving him plastic bat welts and hurting his feelings.
Did I tell you that one of the most fun pastimes with a Wiffle Ball bat was for me and my friends to beat one another with them. Sure we played ball with them too, but you know youngsters - heck we were already older teens by then! Well, at least you understand how we acted back then if you are old enough to have been around then. Back then, kids were allowed to do lots of things they cannot do now. We were a better society for it because we had an outlet for our frustrations and we knew how to cope with life and with one another when we got pushed around by the facts of life or by a bully. Nowadays if kids so much as look at other kids cross eyed it seems they get arrested, I imagine that Wiffle Ball sets may just have already been banned in most schools, but that is just my guess. If it was up to me, every kid in America would own one! Of course - all this wimpery being taught to our kids nowadays may have just helped this mom in distress (who obviously had better advice on what to do if ever threatened than to just cower and try to call 911) because the intruder must have been one hell of a wimp to have run from a beating with a plastic bat. Then again, my bet is that mom unleashed a fury the likes of which this guy had never seen and had the bat been plastic, wood or aluminum - it would not have mattered much.
Way to go mom - if you run across my blog - send me an email - I'll send you a replacement Wiffle Ball - Bat and Ball set - heck I'll send two - one for each of your sons. That way you can frame the bat you used to beat that moron who tried to rob you.
All the best,