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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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1.

ERIN    

WOW!! First, I am completely ashamed by the pettiness of a failing franchise's fan. Second, if this is a legitimate lawsuit, why wasn't it filed in a timely manner? The season ended SEVERAL months ago. Third, I can assure your fine readers that everyone from or living here is not a stupid hillbilly, as the plaintiff, demonstrates abundantly!!

1610 days ago
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Lisa    

Wow..This is a good one! What people will do for money. Well ofcource if things are getting thrown to an audience and you aren't paying attention, you could get hit. This person obviously wasn't paying attention and got hit in the eye. It wasn't on purpose.

1614 days ago
3.

James    

My god is it that slow of a news day that this is all you have to report on?
How sad

1614 days ago
4.

Jason Chambers    

anyone know how to cook minute oat meal without a microwave?

1614 days ago
5.

ERIKA    

Bet Ralphie's mom never would have thought he could poke his eye out with a hot dog too....

1614 days ago
6.

STACY    

Throw a weiner back at him and get over it

1614 days ago
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Chucky    

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

This is a completly ligitimate lawsuit. And Yeah Lisa this guy was paying attention.....TO THE GAME ON THE FIELD, Not some IDIOT throwing hot dogs.


1614 days ago
8.

marge    

If Socialized medicine is so great and wonderful, then why is the Canadian Premier opting for the U.S. healthcare system instead?

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5h0QC7bditrEb3wYz_6_b-gsGGDxA

More liberal lies and propaganda being exposed as the frauds that they are. Liberalism continues to fail and it's beautiful

1614 days ago
9.

Sylvia Lynn    

lmfao

1614 days ago
10.

oreo    

lmao

1614 days ago
11.

Paul    

Sure,,, It's all fun n' games until someone takes a steaming hot wiener in the eye !!!

1614 days ago
12.

valerie    

If I had a detached retina I'd be suing for more than that.

1614 days ago
13.

e    

Hi

1614 days ago
14.

Rodney    

Well That is crap. My kids looked forward to That every time we go watch a Royals game. They probably won't be doing that this year.

1614 days ago
15.

KM    

IN MY OPINION.....SOMEONE LIKE LADY GAGA WOULD LOVE A WIENER IN THE EYE. TEEHEE

1614 days ago
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