Man Struck By Foul Ball Sues Cubs and Major League Baseball

Man Struck By Foul Ball Sues Cubs and Major League Baseball

He is temporarily blind in one eye but could lose the eye.

According to Perez, Loos' lawyer said his client was hit during Chicago's August 29 game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field. Cubs spokesman Julian Green issued a statement on the lawsuit, saying, "The safety of our fans is paramount to a great game day experience", Green said.

John Loos said during a news conference on Monday that he has undergone three surgeries to fix his left eye and the bones broken in his face by the foul ball.

Mitch Dudek and Nader Issa of the Chicago Sun-Times reported Loos' seat was only a few rows behind the Pirates' dugout in foul territory down the first-base line.

"I knew foul balls go into the stands", Loos said.

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On September 20th a 2-year-old girl was injured when she was hit in the face by a ball going 105mph at a New York Yankees game.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said after the incident involving the two year old that the MLB had worked with teams in recent seasons to expand the safety netting, which is now only used behind the home plate.

"I had no idea that you were subjected to such missiles", said Loos, whose eye was heavily bandaged. In addition to calling on the Chicago teams "to exceed such minimum guidelines", the resolution also asks the Cubs and Sox to consider doing away with spectator "assumption of risk" policies that protect the ballclubs from liability if a fan in the stands gets hurt. And on Monday, an attorney for Loos, Colin Dunn, said he'd contacted the Cubs and was encouraged by what they said.

Perez noted Loos is seeking more than $50,000 in damages.

The recent incidents are far from being the first but they have brought back the calls for the extension of safety netting.