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Fan hurt by hot dog sues Royals

Updated: November 1, 2013, 4:21 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- If it had been a foul ball or broken bat that struck John Coomer in the eye as he watched a Kansas City Royals game, it's unlikely the courts would have forced the team to pay for the surgeries and suffering he's endured.

But because it was a hot dog thrown by the team mascot -- behind the back, no less -- he just may have a case.

The Missouri Supreme Court is weighing whether the "baseball rule" -- a legal standard that protects teams from being sued over fan ...

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