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Friday, January 18, 2013

Kansas City Star: Court Reinstates Lawsuit Over Royals’ Hot Dog Toss

Is it still funny when someone gets hit in the eye?

John Coomer allegedly suffered a detached retina and other injuries when a foil-wrapped hot dog flung by Royals mascot Sluggerrr smacked him in the left eye. A jury ruled in March 2011 for the Royals, finding that being struck by airborne groceries was an inherent risk that Coomer assumed by buying a ticket. The Missouri Western District Court of Appeals disagreed, however.

“The risk of being hit in the face by a hot dog is not a well-known incidental risk of attending a baseball game,” the court ruled. “Consequently, a plaintiff may not be said to have consented to, and voluntarily assumed, the risk by attending the game.”

 

The Yankee Clapper Posted: January 18, 2013 at 12:02 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: hot dogs, lawsuit, mascots, royals

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