Trial begins in Royals' hurled hot dog case -

Trial begins in Royals' hurled hot dog case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A longtime Kansas City Royals fan says getting hit in the eye with a hot dog flung by a large furry lion is no laughing matter.
   But the team is crying foul, saying John Coomer should have been more responsible in September 2009 when the foil-wrapped weiner struck him in the face.
   Coomer's attorney says his client has undergone three surgeries to fix damage from the hot dog hurled by team mascot Sluggerrr.
   The Kansas City Star reports Byron Shores testified in a Jackson County court this week that he doesn't remember the behind-the-back toss that hit Coomer.
   Shores wore the mascot suit for the Royals from February 1996 until he was fired in October 2009.
   Coomer is seeking more than $25,000 for his injuries.
   Information from: The Kansas City Star,
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