Missouri: mascot-thrown hot dogs not an assumed ballpark risk

by Walter Olson on June 27, 2014

Wurst-case scenario comes true: “The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled on behalf of a baseball fan who says he was hit in the eye with a hot dog thrown by Sluggerrr, the Kansas City Royals mascot.” The court overruled a trial judge who had instructed jurors that they could find the flying foodstuff to be an assumed risk of attending a Royals game. [Debra Cassens Weiss, ABA Journal; earlier]

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1 Richard Nieporent 06.28.14 at 11:49 am

Clearly the mascot had too much mustard on his throw.

2 John Burgess 06.28.14 at 9:18 pm

And he relished every second of the toss. Which may-o or may not have aggravated the situation.

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