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Only in America: National pastime

Doctors allegedly ignore a patient's painfully persistent erection so they can watch baseball — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A bus driver is suing a Connecticut hospital, claiming that the staff watched a baseball game instead of treating his persistent erection. Daren Scott went to the Yale–New Haven hospital with a painful erection that had lasted four hours. For an hour, he claims, "the staff, including the physicians, continued to watch the baseball game and ignore plaintiff's condition," resulting in lasting damage.