Update: Kansas City flung-hot-dog case

by Walter Olson on November 9, 2013

A mascot for the Kansas City Royals threw a wrapped hot dog into the stands, which injured a fan. A jury rejected his claim, but an appeals court reinstated it, and the Missouri Supreme Court is now considering whether the traditional principle that cuts off liability for foul balls and other expected projectiles should cover even the wurst case. [AP, earlier] More: Lowering the Bar.


1 Xmas 11.09.13 at 12:59 pm


I have to be frank, I relish the awfulness of that pun.

2 STALIN 11.09.13 at 4:18 pm

Puns of this….um..quality require a “PUN WARNING”. That goes doubly for you too, Xmas.

3 Canvasback 11.10.13 at 11:46 am

And to add insult to injury: Is it kosher to put sauerkraut on a Hebrew National hot dog?

4 SPO 11.10.13 at 11:52 am

I am inclined to agree with the Mo. Court of Appeals. When the game is live, people know to pay attention. The game wasn’t live.

I don’t understand the reticence to compensate this guy for the injury.

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