Found January 15, 2013 on
Fox Sports Kansas City:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Sluggerrr, the Kansas City Royals mascot, is going back to court.
A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday reversed a lower court decision in a lawsuit filed by John Coomer of Overland Park, Kan., against the Royals and their mascot.
Coomer alleges he suffered a detached retina and other injuries when he was hit by a hot dog Sluggerrr threw into the stands during a Royals game in 2009.
In 2011, a Jackson County jury found for the Royals, saying fans accept a risk of being hit by flying promotions when they attend games.
The Kansas City Star reports the Missouri Western District Court of Appeals overturned that decision Tuesday. The court ruled that being hit by a hot dog is not a well-known risk of attending a baseball game.
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