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Judge tosses Mets fan's lawsuit

Updated: April 27, 2011, 7:38 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A New York Mets fan's lawsuit over a broken bat that flew into his face was thrown out Wednesday, with a judge rejecting his argument that the team and Major League Baseball should have done more to safeguard spectators from break-prone maple bats.

James G. Falzon's lawsuit follows years of discussion of the safety of increasingly popular maple bats, which have been shown to break apart more readily than traditional ash bats.

Falzon was in a box seat along the third-base ...

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