Man sues Royals claiming hot dog injury
By BILL DRAPER
Associated Press Writer
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Baseball
fans who sit six rows behind the third-base dugout at the Kansas City
Royals' stadium know they might have to duck a few foul balls.
But a Kansas man says it was a flying hot dog, not a baseball, that almost put his eye out last year.
John Coomer has filed a lawsuit against the Royals seeking more than
$25,000 for injuries he sustained Sept. 8 when he was smacked in the
eye with a hot dog chucked by the team's mascot, Sluggerrr.
Coomer said the wayward wiener caused a detached retina and the development of cataracts in his left eye.
The Royals declined to comment Tuesday. The team is looking for someone
new to wear the mascot's large lion costume, spokesman Toby Cook says
there's "no connection" with the hot dog affair.
Received 02/23/10 08:43 pm ET