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    MLB Mascot Accused of Gruesome Wiener Attack

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- A man has sued the Kansas City Royals for $25,000 after he claims a hot dog thrown from Royals mascot Slugerrr caused severe eye damage.



    John Coomer filed the suit Feb. 8 and claims that at a game on Sept. 8, Slugerr was on top of the third base dugout using an air cannon to shoot hot dogs into the stands. The suit claims that after Sluggerr finished shooting hot dogs with the air gun, he tossed hot dogs into the stand by hand.

    "Slugger(sic) attempted to throw a hotdog(sic) in the stands with a throw behind his back," the court petition said. "Instead of throwing the hotdog(sic) at an arch high into the stands, Slugger(sic) lost control of his throw, or was reckless with his throw, and threw a hotdog(sic) directly into Plaintiff, who was sitting a few feet away. The hotdog(sic) struck Plaintiff in his left eye."

    Coomer, a Kansas resident, suffered a detached retina and developed cataracts in his left eye, according to the suit. The suit claims that Coomer had two eye surgeries, but suffered permanent vision loss in his left eye.

    The suit claims the Royals were negligent and also committed battery because they failed to "exercise ordinary care in throwing hotdogs into the stands." The suit also claims the Royals didn't train and supervise its employees correctly in the proper method to throw hot dogs.

    The battery count of the suit claims that Slugerrr intentionally threw the hot dog that hit Coomer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    The suit claims the Royals were negligent and also committed battery because they failed to "exercise ordinary care in throwing hotdogs into the stands." The suit also claims the Royals didn't train and supervise its employees correctly in the proper method to throw hot dogs.
    I hope this guy wins. It is obvious that the Royals did not refer to the hotdog throwing manual before allowing the mascot to do this. I don't "relish" the jurors that have to hear this case. I don't think I will follow the case...I will just join in later and try to "ketchup" on all the details.

    In all seriousness...if he truly suffered permanent vision loss in his left eye...shouldn't the amount he is suing for be substantially higher????
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetguy5150 View Post
    In all seriousness...if he truly suffered permanent vision loss in his left eye...shouldn't the amount he is suing for be substantially higher????
    Eye sure hope so!

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    I was attacked by a mascot's wiener once. Hurt like hell.

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    I'll be frank...I don't see this suit proceeding any furter, unless they can prove his backhand had enough mustard on it to do the kind of damage they claim...

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    wow...with all the ketchup, mustard and hot dog puns no one has yet to come with the obvious one?

    Come on...

    it's only funny until someone loses an eye!
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    If it really is what damaged his eye 25K is actually quite modest. I would have tried for a little more.

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    Meanwhile... in other Hot Dog related news.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/...oke22_ST_N.htm


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    Frankly, I think guy has a good casing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeautifulGirl5150 View Post
    If it really is what damaged his eye 25K is actually quite modest. I would have tried for a little more.
    It's actually 50k, but he only sees half...
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    Something's not kosher here.....being that it was a Ball Park Frank, I wonder if it was plump?

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    It's been rumoured that Mr. Coomer has reached out to Randall Simon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    It's been rumoured that Mr. Coomer has reached out to Randall Simon...
    Yeah, but Mr. Simon only wanted to swing his bat at Mr. Coomer's buns.
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    This is too funny. The things people will do. Maybe he should've worked on his baseball fundamentals, yes?

    Hey, any publicity for the Kansas City Royals has to be good publicity
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    Kansas City Royals fans have more to worry about than foul balls flying into the stands.

    Royals fan John Coomer says he was injured by the team's mascot Sluggerrr after being pelted in the eye by a hot dog during a September 2009 game, according to the Kansas City Star.

    Coomer's attorney, Bob Tormohlen, told the court his client suffered a detached retina and has undergone three surgeries to correct the alleged eye damage, according to the paper.

    The Royals claim Coomer should've taken additional precaution while sitting in the stands.

    Byron Shores -- the team's mascot from February 1996 to October 2009 before he got fired -- testified Tuesday that he had no recollection of the alleged event. He also told the court he didn't learn about the injury until just before he was fired, according to the Star.

    During his court appearance, Shores was shown video from 2009 depicting him tossing hot dogs into the stands and was asked to describe his technique as the ballpark franks flew out of his hands.

    "I would try and put more mustard on it. I guess that's appropriate for a hot dog," Shore told the courtroom, according to the paper.

    The lawsuit claims the mascot lost control of the hot dog and threw it into Coomer's eye.
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