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Yankee fan sues Marlins

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he think he is also seeking punative damages due to the Marlins winning.

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Fan sues Marlins over ball thrown into stands

Posted: Saturday October 16, 2004

MIAMI (AP) -- A Broward County man sued the Florida Marlins, alleging he was hit in the nose by a baseball thrown by center fielder Juan Pierre into the stands during Game 4 of the World Series against the New York Yankees last October.

Steve Badillo, 44, accused Pierre of aiming the toss his way after the player completed his warm-up throws before the fourth inning. Badillo claims he was hit in the nose and right eye and was left bloodied and dazed.

He said paramedics took him to a hospital, where he spent the night.

Badillo, of Hollywood, says he didn't have a chance to react to the ball, which his attorney said was thrown overhand by Pierre "with great force." Badillo was seated in the eighth row in right center field.

Badillo, a Yankees fan originally from 'New Yawk', is seeking unspecified damages. He says he wants a fair settlement because he fears his vision is damaged, which would make it difficult for him to work in the printing-press business.

Players around the league lob baseballs to fans as souvenirs, a practice that became common after the 1994-1995 baseball strike.

Many teams post warnings alerting fans to be ready for batted balls. Marlins tickets warn fans that they "assume all risks" involving errant bats and balls and can't hold a major league team liable.

A Marlins spokesman declined comment. Badillo's attorney, Donald Norton, did not return a phone call Saturday seeking comment.

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Guest LeVeL

Talk about being late...why sue for something tht happened a year ago...he should of tried doing it when it first happened.

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Guest JMT

when you go to a sporting event you assume all risks, and the ticket is actually viewed as a contract. the only basis this guy might have for a case is if he is going to prove that Pierre "intentionally" threw the ball at him. if not, then he has virtually no case.

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Guest guyman1966

when you go to a sporting event you assume all risks, and the ticket is actually viewed as a contract. the only basis this guy might have for a case is if he is going to prove that Pierre "intentionally" threw the ball at him. if not, then he has virtually no case.

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