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Baseball in Japan, very different than US...???!!!
03-26-2015, 07:24 PM (This post was last modified: 03-27-2015 12:01 PM by ba_dass.)
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Baseball in Japan, very different than US...???!!!
The most she would have gotten in the States would have been friendly reminder that by buying a ticket she agreed to abide by terms on whatever was written on the ticket and thus being in the stadium, the stadium was not liable since everyone was aware that foul balls could land in the stands along with possible flying bats, etc...

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb.../70473724/

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese baseball team the Nippon Ham Fighters have been ordered to pay a woman $350,000 in damages after she was hit in the face by a foul ball at Sapporo Dome.

The incident occurred in August 2010 and the woman, who is in her 30s, lost sight in her right eye after being hit by the ball.

Sapporo district court judge Yasuhiro Hasegawa ruled Thursday in favor of the woman, Kyodo news agency reported. The Fighters say they are considering an appeal of the ruling.

The Fighters argued there are sufficient safeguards in place at Sapporo Dome including announcements to be careful of foul balls and notices posted on the giant screen.

Baseball stadiums in Japan have protective netting around the field of play, but balls often fly into stands.

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03-27-2015, 08:17 AM
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guess she didnt see that one coming.
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03-27-2015, 12:45 PM (This post was last modified: 03-27-2015 12:47 PM by kungfool.)
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Went blind in one eye due to a home-run... that has to suck.
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03-27-2015, 05:10 PM
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Thankfully no one attending a boxing match has ever been injured...yes they've been hit by flying blood, snot, mouth-protectors and every once in awhile a fighter falling out of the ring (see Maskaev-Rahman. The hairy-ess I've ever seen in a boxing venue was the first Riddick Bowe-Andrew Golota. Right after Golota was disqualified for low blows, Bowe's entourage attacked Golota who fought back and got cut on the head that required 11 stitches, his cornerman 74-year old Lou Duva was caught in that and collapsed in the ring, Golota's supporters got in there and attack Bowe's entourage, and the announcing table of Jim Lampley, Larry Merchant and George Foreman was destroyed. George Foreman tried to stop the riot by asking people not to get into the ring (you can hear him the video doing that). Duva was taken out of the ring in a stretcher and nearly got injured when his stretcher nearly tipped over and 8 policemen were injured and 9 spectators had to be hospitalized their injuries. In all ten arrests were made.



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03-27-2015, 10:36 PM
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This is an epidemic in MLB. Well over 1000 people get hurt every year in the stands of MLB games, many of them kids. When I see people with babies or toddlers in high foul ball traffic areas such as down the baseline, I think they must be nuts.
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