Lawsuit over flying hot dog at Kansas City Royals game reinstated by Missouri appeals court

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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