Went to Baseball Game, Fell Asleep, Woke And Sued

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    Jul 09, 2014 3:37 AM GMT
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    Andrew R. Rector, shown at Yankee Stadium on April 13, has sued the club, Major League Baseball and ESPN for damages.

    NYT: A Yankees fan who was filmed as he slept soundly through an April 13 game between the Yankees and the Red Sox has sued Major League Baseball, the Yankees and ESPN, claiming the images of him asleep and the announcers’ commentary has damaged his reputation.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/08/nyregion/a-fan-sleeps-at-a-game-wakes-up-and-sues-baseball.html?ref=sports
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    Jul 09, 2014 4:19 PM GMT
    This is so bloody f---g ridiculous icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif
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    Jul 09, 2014 5:18 PM GMT
    Thing is that his now "tarnished" reputation is going to be further degraded due to this law suit now...
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    Jul 09, 2014 5:22 PM GMT
    neffa saidThis is so bloody f---g ridiculous icon_eek.gif>icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif



    I think he's hilarious, its so stupid its funny
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    Jul 09, 2014 6:31 PM GMT
    well its Yankee stadium i would fall asleep too lolicon_lol.gif
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    Jul 09, 2014 6:57 PM GMT
    One would think a stadium attendant would have checked this guy out and alerted the EMTs or the alcohol patrol to see if this guy was dead drunk or having a medical emergency(?).

    John Kruk (who I actually like) is in no position to be flippin' fat jokes about anyone and quite likely didn't or included himself in the joke. He often makes self deprecating jokes about his size and appetites.

    I love the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry.
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    Jul 09, 2014 7:39 PM GMT
    I guess that the problem wouldnt be that he was broadcast, but the commentary. Depending on how he was ridiculed, then id too opportunistically try pay them back with a lawsuit.
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    Jul 09, 2014 9:03 PM GMT
    The broadcast was in no way derogatory towards this guy and called him NO names. He's in a public venue by choice, knowing that there are cameras all around and therefore subject to being filmed. Since neither of the announcers made any comments that were offensive or inappropriate, he has NO case, in my opinion, with them. His only hope is that MLB put it out on Youtube but even there, it was the public that made the rude comments, not MLB or the announcers.

    This case will die quickly….I hope, it certainly merits NO attention. Next time he wants to nap, he should just stay home.

    People need to lighten up too. I read some replies in another publication about how insensitive because he might have sleep issues or something….really? That's BS, if he has issues so what, don't be such a wimp, we've gone so far on the political correction scale that it's a big joke now! Get over it buddy!
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    Jul 09, 2014 10:53 PM GMT
    ^ How DARE you be reasonable in a world gone MAD!
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    Jul 09, 2014 11:05 PM GMT
    I believe there is a legal concept known as "reasonable expectation of privacy". I'm not sure it applies when you attend a public, televised Major League Baseball game as a spectator in the bleachers.

    I think this may be a case where the plaintiff should have "let sleeping dogs lie", if you'll forgive the slight pun. Because all this has done is drawn more unflattering attention to him, with little chance courts will find his case has legal merit, nor have any likelihood of success.
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    Jul 09, 2014 11:16 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidI believe there is a legal concept known as "expectation of privacy". I'm not sure it applies when you attend a public, televised Major League Baseball game as a spectator.

    I think this may be a case where the plaintiff should have "let sleeping dogs lie", if you'll forgive the slight pun. Because all this has done is drawn more unflattering attention to him, with no expectation that his case has any legal merit or likelihood of success.



    At a baseball game, or at any public event, no one should expect any degree of privacy. It's PUBLIC.
    The guy doesn't have a case because the derogatory remarks were made by people on "social media," not by anyone involved with broadcasting the game.
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    Jul 09, 2014 11:33 PM GMT
    More importantly, this illustrates how rivetting is the game of baseball. It ranks with golf and bowling for my top naptime tv background noise.
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    Jul 10, 2014 1:13 AM GMT
    This guy probably just wants to make a quick buck.
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    Jul 10, 2014 2:15 AM GMT
    sweetyork saidThis guy probably just wants to make a quick buck.

    Yah think??? Him and his lawyer, too. To the tune of $10,000,000.
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    Jul 10, 2014 2:50 AM GMT
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    Jul 10, 2014 3:51 AM GMT
    sweetyork saidThis guy probably just wants to make a quick buck.
    Yep. It must cost a fortune to feed him. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 10, 2014 4:27 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    sweetyork saidThis guy probably just wants to make a quick buck.
    Yep. It must cost a fortune to feed him. icon_lol.gif

    Be careful, he'll be suing you next.
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    Jul 10, 2014 12:58 PM GMT
    You see, he's prone to little respect now, he has little control over it, he probably wants to try regain it. I would be frustrated too and dont understand the lack of empathy - anyway he's trying something he's lawfully entitled to I suppose. Maybe this lack of empathy is due to his current audience toooo fitness-oriented?
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    Jul 10, 2014 3:38 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan said^ How DARE you be reasonable in a world gone MAD!

    I know right? Since when did common sense and reasonability ever become a factor to consider! LOL
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    Jul 10, 2014 3:47 PM GMT
    lol yay lol

    yay lol yay

    lol yay lol
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    Jul 10, 2014 4:56 PM GMT
    I bet next time he won't forget to ask for a wake-up call.
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    Jul 10, 2014 11:46 PM GMT
    Maybe he'll win a settlement and use the money to buy a CPAP machine.
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    Jul 10, 2014 11:48 PM GMT
    His fat ass has ruined his reputation.
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    Jul 11, 2014 12:16 AM GMT
    Stories like this always remind me of the woman (somewhere in the US) that successfully sued McDonalds years ago after she spilled a McD coffee in her crotch while she was driving. She suffered burns and McD's was ordered to pay out for her damages. - The coffee was too hot, if I recall... Some of you older guys will remember when this story was big news, back in 1996 I think.