The Royals Mascot is Clearly Not Safe for Work

So…you wanna be a mascot?

Apparently Sluggerrr, the Kansas City Royals' mascot, took part in some off-the-field activities a while back and, well, I'm not sure what the full story is…but, according to Deadspin, this is what we know.

Okay…in case you didn't click through, here's the picture.

Alright, deep breath.  Would it shock you to know that this isn't the first time a mascot exercised poor judgment?  Would you find it shocking to know that this isn't even the first time Sluggerrr has run afoul of the law?

According to a 2010 lawsuit, a fan was in the stands when, well, Sluggerrr "climbed atop the third base dugout and started shooting hotdogs into the stands from an air gun."

And before you question what injuries could be sustained by a flying wiener.  The victim, who suing the Royals for more than $25,000, k for negligence and battery was, allegedly, hit in the eye and left with a detached retina and the development of cataracts.

In 2011, the court made it's ruling.

“The risk of being hit in the face by a hot dog is not a well-known incidental risk of attending a baseball game,” the court ruled. “Consequently, a plaintiff may not be said to have consented to, and voluntarily assumed, the risk by attending the game.”

And, yes, I might have just brought up the stripper and a court case in an effort to get you to watch the following. 


Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/01/15/4011903/appeals-court-hotdog-lawsuit.html#storylink=cpy

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