The Kansas City Royals are being sued after mascot Sluggerrr allegedly poked a fan's eye out with a hot dog, TMZ is reporting.
According to TMZ' report, the lawsuit was filed in Jackson County court by John Coomer, who claims the accident happened at a game on September 8, 2009. Sluggerrr was firing hot dogs into the crowd via his air gun, the alleged accident occurred when the mascot started chucking dogs into the crowd by hand. Coomer claims Sluggerrr "lost control of his throw or was reckless with his throw, and threw the hotdog directly into the Plaintiff," TMZ reported.
The alleged reckless throw hit Coomer in his left eye, "leaving him with a detached retina and the development of cataracts" and now he's suing for $25,000, according to TMZ.
Could this be why the Royals are in the market for a new Sluggerrr?