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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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31.

Funnyguy    

Well the outcome of this lawsuit will have a Wiener and a Loser!

1614 days ago
32.

SunnyMoon    

LOL I like it when my boyfriend throws his weiner in my eye!! Its called having fun...same thing you should be doing at the game....not ruining it for everybody else

1614 days ago
33.

Tiger Tale    

Good luck getting money from MLB. They are pretty much covered by the contract you signed when you bought the ticket i.e. you enter the park at your own risk.

1614 days ago
34.

JMJ    

It is what it is.

1614 days ago
35.

KC Fan    

Sorry but when they do the hot dog throw etc - the game is not going on - - - usually at a break etc...I hvae been there - everyone knows when the mascot is our all are on their feet in the stadium - - -so it is hard to believe he had no idea the stuf was being thrown as they use shooter tubes as well! People will do anything for money!

1614 days ago
36.

JustInTime    

"...the mascot for the Kansas City Royals is accused of poking a fan's eye out with a steaming hot wiener... "

That's pretty much the best thing I've read all week.

1614 days ago
37.

Dave    

Don't take it too hard Slugger, it could happen to anyone. I remember several years ago I also lost control of my weiner and nearly poked someone's eye out.

1614 days ago
38.

gbo    

oh i wish i had a oscar mayer weiner...that is what i truly want to see...

1614 days ago
39.

Jerry Martin    

What a wiener.

1614 days ago
40.

Paul C    

Mr. Coomer,
If that is your address, why are you looking for money, Overland Park is the "wealthy" area of KC, can't pay your bills?. When Slugger comes out he comes BETWEEN innings, if a giant stuffed lion is standing in front of you....One would look at it. Everyone is looking to score a free hotdog, that was cooked long before this situation. Its a fact the hotdogs they shoot are the leftover hotdogs....why would they shoot them so late in the game?

Oh and....why sue now...Why not October? or hell SEPTEMBER. The Royals already need money, way to go and take away another pitcher. With David Glass's cheap ass your lawsuit just took 1/ the pitching rotation....

1613 days ago
41.

Justin    

Several people have already brought up a couple of points I was going to make, but here's what I don't understand about this. Slugerrr was throwing a hpt dog, behind his back and the victim in this case was sitting 6 rows up when the alledged injury took place. How the hell can some dude wearing those big ass paws be able to throw a hot dog with enough velocity behind it to injure someone? I've been to many Royals games and have seen this hot dog give away at least 30 times. They toss them into the crowd. If he can get that much power on a hot dog from behind his back, get that guy signed up and send him to spring training immediately! We could use an arm that. BTW, if that is really the dude who got hurt who posted his address and phone number...Are they making Slugerrr appear in court in his costume? Just curious.

1613 days ago
42.

Seriously?!    

I'm willing to bet that Porn Stars have to deal with the threat of hot, steaming weiners to the eye too! LMAO

1613 days ago
43.

Seriously?!    

Man, I just hate when a steaming, hot weiner pokes me in the eye!!

1613 days ago
44.

Joe    

Only $25K for the loss of an eye? This guy either sells himself cheap or has a really bad lawyer.

1613 days ago
45.

Shawn    



Sounds like Slugger had a little to mustard on that one

1613 days ago
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