It is once again that wonderful time of year where peanuts and Cracker Jacks become a staple of the weekly diet.
It’s the time of year where there is always an excuse to have a hot dog, and a time in which we can all come together in order to heckle the boys in blue out behind home plate.
Yes folks; it is baseball season once again in America, and, unlike the struggling NFL, fans are out in droves for 2019. Big trades and enormous contracts dominated the news cycle in the off season, and early season injuries are now on every skipper’s radar.
From the dugout, however, one woman is claiming a baseball-related injury of her own, and warning MLB fans the nation over about the danger she faced…from a t-shirt cannon.
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The Houston Astros are facing a lawsuit alleging the team’s mascot, Orbit, fired a T-shirt cannon during a game last season and broke a woman’s finger.
Jennifer Harughty claimed in the lawsuit that Orbit “shattered” her left index finger during a July game when a T-shirt fired from a “bazooka-style” cannon in the stands hit her finger, the Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday.
The team said in a statement it was “aware” of the lawsuit and the allegations against Orbit.
“We do not agree with the allegations. The Astros will continue to use fan popular T-shirt launchers during games. As this is an ongoing legal matter, we will have no further comment on this matter,” the statement said.
Harughty is seeking over $1 million in damages from the Astros, claiming that they were negligible in their use of the device.
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