Chicago Cubs Sued After Foul Ball Injury at Wrigley Field

Momentous Monday for Two Chicago Sports Franchises

John Loos, 60, said he's blind in his left eye after getting hit by a foul ball at a Cubs game in August.

Loos is seeking at least $50,000 in damages, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Loos said he may have to replace his left eye with a prosthesis.

Wrigley Field is not the only park in the Major League to be lacking on netting, something Loos said could have easily prevented his injury.

Installing more netting and safety precautions has been a topic every single season in Major League Baseball, because there is bound to be a handful of people that end up getting severely injured from an arrant foul ball or flying bat coming at a high rate of speed during any given game.

According to the Clifford Law Offices, who are representing Loos, both the Cubs and Yankees management are already looking into extending the safety netting at their home fields. "We will continue to work with Major League Baseball to discuss and explore ways to ensure the safest possible environment for our guests".

Loos can still see out of his right eye but says it is hard for him to adjust to light and shadows. In addition to calling on the Chicago teams "to exceed such minimum guidelines", the resolution also asks the Cubs and Sox to consider doing away with spectator "assumption of risk" policies that protect the ballclubs from liability if a fan in the stands gets hurt.



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