Trial began yesterday in a case in Kansas City. Here, the Plaintiff John Croomer attended a baseball game of the Defendant Kansas City Royals on September 8, 2009. The Royals mascot, Sluggerrr, was throwing free hot dogs into the stands, and Croomer alleged that one of these frankfurters was negligently thrown and hit him in the eye, resulting in a detached retina requiring multiple surgeries. For a great synopsis of the case, read Mark Morris’ piece in the Kansas City Star. It remains to be seen whether Croomer will relish in victory.