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How much money is it worth to fall asleep at a baseball game? Apparently to Andrew Rector, it’s worth $10 million in cash. We must wonder if he is no longer a Yankees’ fan after the stunt he’s trying to pull.

During a nationally televised game between the Yankees and Redsox on April 13, Rector fell asleep in the fourth inning. If you’ve ever been to a baseball game or watched one on television, you know what happens next.

During the live broadcast, John Kruk and Dan Shulman referenced Andrew Rector. It was an obvious funny attempt at humor and it came off great. Instead of taking it all in stride, Rector either became extremely embarrassed, or felt he had a chance at some easy money.

After MLB.com and YouTube posted the video “Tired Man in the Stands,” the comments section exploded. We all want our videos to go viral and receive a little fame. However, Andrew Rector didn’t see it that way. He’s suing the Yankees, MLB, ESPN, John Kruk and Dan Shulman.

We attained a copy of the lawsuit, and it has quite a few interesting allegations that aren’t true. Even if some of the things were true, the allegations wouldn’t be worthy of a lawsuit.

For example, the suit states that ESPN cameras focused on the plaintiff while Shulman and Kruk unleashed a barrage of disparaging remarks.

Here’s an excerpt of the lawsuit via Yahoo Sports:

"Announcers like Dan Shulman and John Kruck [sic] unleashed avalanche of disparaging words against the person of and concerning the plaintiff. These words, include but not limited to 'stupor, fatty, unintelligent, stupid' knowing and intending the same to be heard and listened to by millions of people all over the world."

Hopefully this frivolous lawsuit will be thrown out in a hurry, but the number is incredibly high. There’s no doubt that Andrew Rector is looking for a payday, even it means getting money from his favorite team.

Too bad Rector didn’t check in with Tosh.0. Maybe he could have a chance at a web redemption. Otherwise, Rector is only making things worse by going through with this action.

We’re certain that there will be a super baseball fan falling asleep somewhere in the near future. Hopefully they won’t be inclined to take the Andrew Rector route.

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