A hot dog injury lawsuit has been filed against the Kansas City Royals. On Nov. 1, The Inquisitr reported that John Coomer filed said lawsuit against the team after he was hit in the face with a hot dog flung into the crowd by the team's mascot, Sluggerrr, back in 2009. Despite reaching out to the team, Coomer was told that he wasn't owed anything because of the so-called "Baseball Rule" that has spectators understanding the risks of being at a game.
"The 'Baseball Rule' states that fans assume a certain level of risk by attending a game. The rule generally applies to foul balls but the Supreme Court may soon decide that it protects flying hot dogs as well," The Inquisitr reports.
The hot dog injury lawsuit could change the way baseball games work (the experience). For instance, anyone who goes to Fenway Park (or many other ballparks in the U.S.) knows that when they order food from their seats, it's usually tossed in their direction. Venders are known to toss bags of peanuts -- if one of those bags was to injure someone, that could be a huge lawsuit. If that isn't covered by the "Baseball Rule," that could mean trouble for any team.
As for Coomer, he says "that his vision has gotten worse since the hot dog incident. He has reportedly paid about $4,800 in medical costs due to the injury. [He] is suing for monetary damages but it is unclear how much he is asking for," according to The Inquisitr.
Will the hot dog injury lawsuit be a "w" for Coomer?
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