Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Chicago Cubs Sued After Foul Ball Injury at Wrigley Field

Chicago Cubs Sued After Foul Ball Injury at Wrigley Field

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.

According to Perez, Loos' lawyer said his client was hit during Chicago's August 29 game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field. He is seeking $50,000 in damages and claims his injury could have been prevented.

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.

With the lawsuit, Loos joins a growing chorus of critics who after recent incidents to call on Major League teams to extend the safety netting farther down the lines to protect fans sitting there like the netting that protects the fans sitting behind home plate. After being hit by what he claims was a ball going 100 miles per hour, Loos complained that more than 1,700 baseball fans are injured each season by balls entering the stands at high speed rates, according to ABC7. "It's too late for me but Major League Baseball must fix this after the playoffs, not next year, but now", Loos said.

"In terms of the liability issue, I kind of fell off on that part of it, because I'm not exactly schooled on exactly what we should be doing when an accident happens inside of a private place - a stadium", he said.

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