Injured Baseball Spectators Striking Out In Court

Law360, New York (July 23, 2015, 6:38 PM EDT) -- Fans at baseball games face the risk of serious injury from an errant ball or bat — as one woman suffered in June when she was hit by a broken bat at a Boston Red Sox game — but attorneys say such injury claims are difficult to prove in court unless the incident occurred in an unexpected way, like from a flying hot dog.

Tonya Carpenter's recent injury at Fenway Park in Boston prompted the Red Sox to issue a statement that Major League Baseball would "re-examine fan safety at ballparks," though a spokesman for the team would not comment Wednesday...

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