A Kansas City mascot’s hot dog hurling incident is proving to be a pain in the bun for one man who claims a four-and-a-half ounce flying wiener hit him in the face, causing him to suffer a detached retina. Uh, is that bread stale, much?
Sluggerrr the Mascot, pictured, allegedly threw the hot dog as part of promotion at a Kansas City Royals baseball game. Unfortunately, the fly dog reportedly hit fan John Coomer in the face, and soon after Coomer sued the Kansas City team to the tune of $25,000. The case made its way all the way to the Missouri Supreme Court, who will determine whether Sluggerrr was negligent in his throw. Hopefully, it will also determine whether the Kansas City Royals were negligent in allowing the mascot get away with such a ridiculous spelling of its name.
The first time Coomer headed to court over this foul ball of meat, the jury didn’t start weeping into their sauerkraut…
According to OzarksFirst.com, “The incident was reported in 2009; a jury ruled against Coomer in 2011, saying Coomer assumed the risk of a hot-dog-related injury when he bought his ticket to the game.” As a result, he ended up with a souvenir he didn’t need: a detached retina.
Apparently, ballpark controversies are the hottest wiener-related trend since Anthony Weiner. Just the other day we wrote about a Detroit hot dog vendor who was fired over his disdain for ketchup. Perhaps it’s time for the ballpark hot dog industry to come up with some new concessions. After all, Coomer has been waiting four years to settle this beef.
At least when the Missouri Supreme Court system hands down its ruling, this Kansas City battle Royals will finally offer Coomer some closure. It’s a shame that once this is done, Coomer will no longer be able to enjoy America’s pastime. Did you think we meant baseball? We’re referring to the all-American sport of litigating court cases for years on end.