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MLB Mascot

Accused of Gruesome

Wiener Attack

2/23/2010 2:06 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0223_kansas_slugerrr_bn_getty-2Sluggerrr the Lion -- the mascot for the Kansas City Royals -- is accused of poking a fan's eye out with a steaming hot wiener during a Major League Baseball game last year ... and now the team is being sued over it.

It's all in a lawsuit filed in Jackson County, Missouri in which John Coomer claims he was just chillin' at a game on September 8, 2009 -- when Slugger "climbed atop the third base dugout and started shooting hotdogs into the stands from an air gun."

Coomer claims Slugger eventually put the air gun down -- and started firing off the wieners by hand ... when, according to the suit, things went horribly wrong.

In the docs, Coomer claims "Slugger lost control of his throw or was reckless with his throw, and threw the hotdog directly into the Plaintiff."

Coomer claims the dog hit him right in his left eye -- leaving him with a detached retina and the development of cataracts.

Coomer is now suing the Royals for more than $25k for negligence and battery -- claiming they "failed to adequately train its agents ... in the proper method in which to throw hotdogs into the stands at Kauffman Stadium."

Remember, when handling wieners -- it's always safety first.

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49 COMMENTS

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16.

YOUCH    

If the plaintiff indeed does have a detatched retina, it certainly can be proven. But why was the mascot throwing HOT dogs? Would anyone really eat something that was "flung" to them by G*D knows whose possibly filthy hand?

1682 days ago
17.

k    

What a lie! The wieners at ball parks are NEVER steaming hot!

I smell a rat!

1682 days ago
18.

Yvette    

Shouldn't this be thrown out of court...the back of every ticket stub warns you to beware of flying objects.

1682 days ago
19.

Linda    

Did that person eat the hotdog before complaining? Sluggerrrrrr shoots many hotdogs and no one ever complains. Did it say on the back of their ticket that the KC ROYALS are not responsible for accidents at the ball park? Too bad, they should have been paying attention. If everyone in the park is looking at Sluggerrr, hoping for a free dog, what the hell was this person looking at?

1682 days ago
20.

Ziggy    

Imagine that conversation with the Doctors. "So sir how did this happen" "Well a giant lion shot me in the eye with a wiener"

/rofl

1682 days ago
21.

Dakotahgeo    

This world is simply going nutz! I can only hope the Royals AND Tiggger countersue for about 40 million, win, and THEN poke both Coomer's eyes out! What hogwash! COUNTERSUE!!!

1682 days ago
22.

LauraLynn    

We go to Royals games several times a year, they don't do the "hotdog throw" during play. They do it during a break...AND they annouce it over every video screen and speaker in the park. What that idiot should have done was put his beer down and pay attention!

1682 days ago
23.

another Lisa    


Coomer claims Slugger eventually put the air gun down -- and started firing off the wieners by hand ... when, according to the suit, things went horribly wrong.

In the docs, Coomer claims "Slugger lost control of his throw or was reckless with his throw, and threw the hotdog directly into the Plaintiff."


So, CHUCKY, by reading the Plaintiff's statements above, he clearly was paying attention to the mascot (and not the game), because if he wasn't, how would he know the actions taken by the mascot? Idiot.

1682 days ago
24.

JustJikki    

Stay Classy Kansas City

1682 days ago
25.

Dave    

I can't think of anything more humiliating than having a steaming hot weiner shoot right into your eye in front of 50,000 people.

1682 days ago
26.

wow    

A hot dog??? Really????

1682 days ago
27.

Bill    

The outcome will be interesting considering the fine print on the back of the tickets releases them from responsiblity. If the guy was hit in the eye with a ball would that change things? Basically when you use the ticket and enter the park you are releasing responsibilty if you get hurt. This will be interesting to see if it flys or not....

1682 days ago
28.

dadharv    

Chucky how are things in the stuffed doll world? Slugger does not throw or shoot hot dogs while the game is going it is in between innings. I suspect Coomer was probably trying to catch it and thanks to a few to many beers he missed and was telling some lawyer about in a bar and the lawyer said hey lets sue the Royals for $25,000. we will settle for $15,000. and I will split it with you. The hot dog launch and t-shirt launch are great fan promotions and Goomer they will probably dis-continue it. Just another mooorooon trying to make a fast buck.

1682 days ago
29.

Chucky    

So, CHUCKY, by reading the Plaintiff's statements above, he clearly was paying attention to the mascot (and not the game), because if he wasn't, how would he know the actions taken by the mascot? Idiot.

So another Lisa......Just because one can witness what the stupid mascot is doing, doesn't mean that the plaintif is watching him directly ALL THE TIME.

When I go to a game I like to look wherever the HELL I WANT.

Some of you people are saying that because this IDIOT Mascot comes out to throw stuff, One must conform and watch him all the time or it is you're fault.

CONFORM, CONFORM, CONFORM..........NOT ME.

PS: I am A Chief Fan (for life) living in San Diego.

1682 days ago
30.

.    

Waste of food... waste of money

Only in AMERICA!

1682 days ago
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