Man sues Chicago Cubs, MLB after foul ball injury


On August 29th, 60-year-old John Loos was hit with a ball that was estimated to be going over 100mph as it came off the bat at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

"I knew foul balls go into the stands", Loos said. "This morning, when I went to the clubhouse, we didn't have to do too much today, just go eat on the field. It was a like a missile".

"I have talked to them and I do believe that they will do the right thing for Jay." said Dunn, whose lawsuit seeks damages of at least $50,000.

Perez explained Major League Baseball tickets feature injury disclaimers for batted balls into the stands that limit the liability of teams, although Loos was there as a guest of his lawyer and didn't have a ticket. The Chicago Sun-Times report said Loos has undergone three surgeries, has two more coming up and may eventually need a prosthetic to replace his eye.

After the girl was hit in New York, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said MLB had in recent seasons worked with teams to expand netting in ballparks and would "redouble our efforts on this important issue".

The lawsuit pointed this out, arguing if the Cubs had extended its protective netting to the far-end of its dugouts like, for example, the St. Louis Cardinals has, then Loos would not have been injured.

Turning to news outside our local region, a Chicago Law Office has filed a lawsuit against the Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs.