Napping Yankees Fan Files $10M Suit Against TV Announcers in N.Y.

July 10, 2014

  • July 10, 2014 at 1:02 pm
    Libby says:
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    Oh, for heaven’s sake! Shake it off, man up, and put your big boy pants on. It was funny. Go with it!

  • July 10, 2014 at 1:31 pm
    Big Jim says:
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    Well now that he decided to make his name public and pursue a lawsuit he will now suffer suffered “substantial injury” to his “character and eputation” and “mental anguish, loss of future income and loss of earning capacity. He should have just let it go. Only a handful of people would have remembered him and for a very short period of time.

  • July 10, 2014 at 1:36 pm
    Bill says:
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    I watched this game where he was napping. The announcers joked about it, but they didn’t say anything outrageous or outlandish. I hope this suit gets tossed immediately!

  • July 10, 2014 at 1:49 pm
    Really says:
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    Obama will issue and executive order and fix it!

  • July 10, 2014 at 2:06 pm
    Mr. Obvious says:
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    I listened to the audio clip earlier on a sports radio show this week. The announcers did make fun of him sleeping, but didn’t say any of the disparaging things he is claiming. Most of that came from people commenting about it on twitter. Good luck with that case Mr. Sandman.

    • July 10, 2014 at 5:21 pm
      InsGuy says:
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      I heard that same audio clip too. You are correct, they did not say the things he claims.

      This exactly the kind of case that screams we need a “loser pays” rule.

  • July 10, 2014 at 2:09 pm
    KY jw says:
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    I’m sorry I missed the game. I would have loved to hear John Kruk’s comments. Absolutely love that guy! This not so fanatic fan really should have kept his mouth shut. He won’t live it down now that he’s suing. What a dufus.

    • July 10, 2014 at 4:33 pm
      CL PM says:
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      After Kruk had surgery for testicular cancer, he wore a t-shirt in the locker room that said “be nice to me or I’ll take my ball and go home.” Beautiful attitude.

      • July 14, 2014 at 4:13 pm
        ralph says:
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        good ol’ Krukker…still my favorite player on the ’93 Phils.

        If you want a good laugh, pick up his book, “I Ain’t an Athlete, Lady…I’m a Ballplayer.” He’s a great storyteller; one of my favorites is the time he was playing in a late that game went past 1:00 AM and since it was past the time when he could order room service at his hotel, he figured they might as well try and win it.

  • July 10, 2014 at 2:57 pm
    Don't know him says:
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    Don’t care to, but now his sleeping butt will be plastered everywhere. Guess he better leave town.

  • July 10, 2014 at 3:58 pm
    V says:
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    The really sad thing, are the number of comments on this silly suit, while many important IJ articles have no comments!

    • July 10, 2014 at 4:02 pm
      Libby says:
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      Sounds like someone else needs to lighten up a little bit.

    • July 11, 2014 at 3:20 pm
      But, V... says:
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      There is SO much more ammunition here!

  • July 10, 2014 at 5:34 pm
    Im_Insulted_too says:
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    I got sick about reading about how all of this made him sick. Does this mean I can sue him, or the manufacturer of my TV? Or both?

  • July 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm
    CalDude says:
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    Wasn’t this a Seinfield episode?

    • July 14, 2014 at 4:14 pm
      FFA says:
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      Yes. The Lip Reader episode. Classic George.

  • July 14, 2014 at 9:55 am
    ralph says:
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    sheeshhh…yet another example of Why Lawyers Suck.

  • July 14, 2014 at 10:49 am
    Will says:
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    The article text is a little misleading…the announcers didn’t make any disparaging remarks, nor are they being accused of doing so. I believe he is alleging that by them singling him out as part of the broadcast, commentors and other sources online have used those words.

    None of this makes his claim valid in my opinion, and I agree that this is an obvious case for a loser pays rule.

  • July 14, 2014 at 11:30 am
    InsGuy says:
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    Why doesn’t he sue the Yankees for not being able to field a team that can keep him interested long enough to keep him awake!

    • July 14, 2014 at 11:42 am
      Libby says:
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      LOL!

    • July 15, 2014 at 9:12 am
      KY jw says:
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      That is funny, I admit. However, the entire American League is pretty sad because the Yankees are only 5 games behind Baltimore at the all star break. Yeah, Baltimore is in first.



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