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These friends collaborated to win a small-claims case that ended up on the Judge Joe Brown TV show. Left to right: Eric Burgmanis, Carl Brunholzl, Matt Graetz and Troy Larson. Submitted photos

Judge Joe rules: America's pastime presumes risk


Two River Falls men argued as defendants Sept. 13 in the binding Hollywood court of TV's "Judge Joe Brown," after a baseball from the River Falls' team fell through a car's rear window at a July 10 game in Afton, Minn.

Youth baseball coach of 10 years Matt Graetz and dad of a player, Carl Brunholzl, appeared together on the "Judge Joe" show Nov. 14.

Neither man sought publicity about the case or the trip to California.

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