APRIL 13, 2012 - Slugger poses with The Kansas City Tailgate Band on Opening Day at the K.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Sluggerrr, the Kansas City Royals mascot, is going back to court.
A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday reversed a lower court decision in a lawsuit filed by John Coomer of Overland Park, Kan., against the Royals and their mascot.
Coomer alleges he suffered a detached retina and other injuries when he was hit by a hot dog Sluggerrr threw into the stands during a Royals game in 2009.
In 2011, a Jackson County jury found for the Royals, saying fans accept a risk of being hit by flying promotions when they attend games.
The Missouri Western District Court of Appeals overturned that decision Tuesday
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