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Friday, January 24, 2014

Chuck Knoblauch elected to Twins Hall of Fame

The four-time All-Star and 1991 American League Rookie of the Year is set to become the 27th member of the Twins Hall of Fame on Aug. 23, when he is inducted during a special on-field pregame ceremony before the Twins host the Detroit Tigers at Target Field.

DL from MN Posted: January 24, 2014 at 03:51 PM | 24 comment(s)
  Beats: hall of fame, hot dogs, twins

Friday, November 01, 2013

AP: FAN INJURED BY HOT DOG SUING ROYALS

Baseball, apple pie & oh, my eye!

If it had been a foul ball or broken bat that struck John Coomer in the eye as he watched a Kansas City Royals game, the courts likely wouldn’t force the team to pay for his surgeries and suffering. But because it was a hot dog thrown by the team mascot - behind the back, no less - he just may have a case. The Missouri Supreme Court is weighing whether the “baseball rule” - a legal standard that protects teams from being sued over fan injuries caused by events on the field, court or rink - should also apply to injuries caused by mascots or the other personnel that teams employ to engage fans.
. . .
The Jackson County jurors who first heard the case two years ago sided with the Royals, saying Coomer was completely at fault for his injury because he wasn’t aware of what was going on around him. An appeals court overturned that decision in January, however, ruling that while being struck by a baseball is an inherent risk fans assume at games, being hit with a hot dog isn’t. The state Supreme Court heard oral arguments in September, but didn’t indicate when it might issue its ruling.

The Yankee Clapper Posted: November 01, 2013 at 08:29 PM | 26 comment(s)
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