Bat Boy

5 Stories

9-Year-Old Bat Boy Killed in Freak Accident

Kaiser Carlile had been with his team for most of the season

(Newser) - A 9-year-old boy in Kansas died last night after being hit in the head with a baseball bat on Saturday afternoon while "doing something he loved." Kaiser Carlile was a bat boy for the amateur team the Liberal Bee Jays. He was retrieving a bat after an out... More »

Red Sox Hit With $10M Sex Abuse Lawsuit

Two batboys say ex clubhouse manager Donald Fitzpatrick attacked them at Fenway

(Newser) - Two men who have accused a dead Boston Red Sox clubhouse manager of sexually abusing them when they were batboys are filing a $10 million lawsuit against the team. “These were inner city kids happy to have jobs with the Red Sox,” said their lawyer yesterday. “Then... More »

8 Weekly World News Characters That Could Hit TV

DreamWorks developing TV show after tabloid signs with agency

(Newser) - Who needs Batman when you can have Bat Boy? The iconic Weekly World News creation is expected to arrive at a TV near you now that the tabloid has signed with CAA, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "You're seeing an embrace of the fringe," says WWN’s CEO.... More »

Good News for Bat Boy: Weekly World News Is Back

New owner plans to resurrect tab online

(Newser) - The Weekly World News—you know, of Bat Boy and "Hillary Clinton Adopts Alien Baby" fame—is, like Elvis, back from the dead. The supermarket tab folded last year, but now it has a new owner and a new life online. "We really think this audience lives online,... More »

Alert the Aliens: Weekly World News Dead at 28

Not even Elvis can save iconic tabloid from lagging print industry

(Newser) - For 28 years, it was the “world’s most reliable newspaper,” replete with stories of Elvis sightings, alien babies, and dwarf-eating dieters. But the Weekly World News is no more. The black-and-white publication, known for its loose headlines and even looser facts, will publish its final print edition... More »

5 Stories