People will sue for anything these days.
Via The New York Post:
A fan who dozed off during a game at Yankee Stadium hopes to score a huge windfall over the merciless ribbing he got from two ESPN announcers.
Andrew Robert Rector filed a $10 million defamation suit against Dan Shulman and John Kruk for allegedly unleashing an “avalanche of disparaging words” against him that include “stupor, fatty, unintelligent, stupid.”
The Bronx Supreme Court filing also says the play-by-play team made the taunts “knowing and intending the same to be heard and listened to by millions of people all over the world.”
Rector admits he “briefly slept” while attending an April 13 matchup between the Bronx Bombers and their longtime rivals, the Boston Red Sox.
When an ESPN camera caught him napping, Shulman and Kruk allegedly began an “unending verbal crusade” against him, with their “vituperative utterances” repeated the next day on the Major League Baseball website.
“These unmitigated verbal onslaughts crossed the line between reporting on sport and abuse against the plaintiff without reasonable cause or restraint,” Rector’s suit says. READ MORE...
As a Cleveland Indians fan I hope he sues the Yankees for everything they’ve got and then wins, causing the Evil Empire forever to be broke.
But as a sensible person with common sense, suck it up tubby. (I say this as a bigger guy myself who has been known to doze off at a boring baseball game.) Getting caught on camera snoozing is a risk you take, just like getting pegged in the face with a fly ball.
It’s sue happy morons like this guy that bring up the price of everything.