Baseball Law

Nuts to Babe Ruth: A Retrospective

As a college freshman in 1991, my final paper of the term was to be a persuasive piece, advocating for one particular side.  The professor warned that she would be wary of any sports topics, however, looking to avoid turning the assignment into a "corner bar argument." Undeterred, I set out to prove that Ted... Continue Reading →

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The Legend of Jose Canseco’s Lost Paycheck

Unlike the decidedly true happening of a home run carom off of Jose Canseco's head, there is a great story - that may or may not be true - but certainly seems easy to believe when considering the Canseco ethos. I was a college student in the early 1990s and a friend of mine from... Continue Reading →

Indiana Supreme Court Finds for RailCats but Declines to Adopt Baseball Rule in Fan’s Foul Ball Injury Case

Gary Southshore RailCats Home Ballpark Southshore Baseball, LLC v. Juanita DeJesus, No. 45S03-1308-CT-531 (Ind., 2014) What Happened? On May 23, 2009, Juanita DeJesus attended the Gary Southshore RailCat's opening day game at The U.S. Steel Steelyard in Gary, Indiana.  On this warm, clear night, the RailCats were set to battle their Northern League foes, the... Continue Reading →

The Supreme Court of Missouri Declares that Getting Hit by a Hot Dog is Not an Inherent Risk of Attending a Royals Baseball Game

Coomer v. Kansas City Royals Baseball Corp., SC93214 (Mo., 2014) Coomer v. Kansas City Royals Baseball Corp., WD73984, WD74040 (Mo. App. 2013) Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri, 1016-CV04073 What happened? The Royals mascot, Sluggerrr, is a large lion played by John Byron Shores.  Since 2000, Shores has been famous for launching hotdogs into the crowd from... Continue Reading →

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