Most fans accept that there is some degree of danger in attending a baseball game, and there is a chance they might have to avoid foul balls or a lost bat in the stands.
John Coomer couldn't have imagined what would happen to him while attending a Kansas City Royals game on September 8, 2009.
Coomer was sitting in the sixth row when he was hit in the eye by a hot dog thrown by the Royals' mascot Sluggerrr.
Coomer claims in a lawsuit against the Royals that he suffered a detached retina, has developed cataracts in his eye, had to undergo two surgeries, has permanent vision impairment, and has the risk for future eye problems.
Coomer has filed a $25,000 lawsuit for the injuries sustained in the hot dog incident. Slugerrr is being accused of battery after climbing on top of the third base dugout.
The suit alleges that in addition to using an air gun to rocket the dogs into the stands, he also threw one behind his back, hitting Coomer.
The suit is also seeking damages from the team for its failure to adequately train Slugerrr on the proper way to throw the dogs. The suit says the mascot intentionally threw the hot dog, striking Coomer's face and causing the injuries.