Hot Dog-Induced Injuries Not Part Of Baseball's Game

Law360, Los Angeles (June 24, 2014, 8:49 PM EDT) -- Hot dogs at baseball stadiums may be known for putting a dent in your wallet, but the risk of their putting a dent in your eye too isn't just part of the game, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

The court vacated a jury's verdict that found the Kansas City Royals weren't negligent when the team's mascot, Sluggerrr, tossed a hot dog to John Coomer, a fan who wasn't looking, allegedly detaching his retina, according to the decision. The court ruled that the hot dog toss event isn't inherent to the experience of the game overall, meaning the crowd doesn't have...

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