Skip to comments.Chicago man sues Cubs, MLB after foul ball leaves him blind in one eye
Posted on 10/09/2017 2:09:12 PM PDT by be-baw
CHICAGO A 60-year-old Illinois man who says he's a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan is now imploring the team and Major League Baseball to immediately install more nets protecting fans in crowds after he was hit in the face by a ball in August, causing him to immediately go blind in one eye. (snip) "I had no idea that you were subjected to such missiles.... said Roos, whose eye was heavily bandaged. "You could be there with a mitt and you wouldn't have been able to react in time."..
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He (and apparently a lot of the players) want the netting to extend all along the baselines. I wouldn't want to watch a game behind netting but, instead, would depend on my cat-like reflexes to protect me from injury. Alternatively I could sit in the upper bleachers.
Should have left the eye at home.
Safety glasses for all fans?
He’s a die-hard Cubs fan, but had no idea that he could be hit by a foul ball at a baseball park? Yeah. Right.
I think there is something with the ticket, that you agree to accept the risk of being hit (by a ball or a bat), at the MLB games. But would appreciate details if anyone knows about this.
What lawyers call “assumption of risk.”
He’ll keep an eye out for the next foul ball.
My ex-GF and I almost got hit by a flying bat once this player swung and he didn’t have the proper grip. It happens. The bat just banged against the seat in front of us and I had to shield my then ex-GF. AAA team for the Angels. And that “clumsy” player was Mike Trout.
Alright, someone post the Evan Langoria bare hand foul ball save
Or the organist in the movie “Slap Shot” who wore a hockey helmet after getting hit in the head by an errant puck.
If you are seated along the baselines with no screen, watching every pitch is a good idea.
This was the subject of the first case I studied in Torts class as a first-year law student. It’s called assumption of risk.
Ticket Disclaimer - The holder of this ticket assumes all risk and danger arising from the action of players on the field or from other stadium events, whether occurring prior to, during, or after the game. Management reserves the right to revoke license granted by this ticket by refunding price paid for ticket. Eastern League rules prohibit bottles, cans, food, containers, and alcoholic beverages from being brought in the stadium. This ticket may not be resold or offered for resale in a manner or at a price in violation of any federal, state, or local law or regulation. Rain check policy: In the event that 4 1/2 innings are not played on this date, this ticket may be exchanged for a ticket of equal or lesser value for any other non-restricted regular season game in 2016, except July 3rd. Seating based on availability. There are no refunds for postponed games. A complimentary ticket is neither refundable or exchangeable.
As far as I know
“Hell keep an eye out for the next foul ball.”
Looked into it. Might be viral marketing.
“Gillette spokesperson Norton addressing questions about the video were a cryptic refusal to claim the video was real or admit it was fake, which is very much in the spirit of viral marketing campaigns:
” ‘The video was filmed while on location for a Gillette Fusion ProGlide commercial... We’ll leave the “is it real?” debate up to the viewers.’
“So as I said, primarily circumstantial evidence along with a fairly solid theory on the frames surrounding the catch being doctored, as the Gillette logos in the park were.”
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