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Man struck by foul ball at Wrigley Field to sue Cubs

Man struck by foul ball at Wrigley Field to sue Cubs

Loos claims the team was negligent during the August 29 Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates game, when he claimed he was hit by an errant foul ball.

A day after an injured Schaumburg man announced he was suing the Cubs and Major League Baseball for not having enough netting at Wrigley Field, the City Council Finance Committee has backed a resolution urging both the Cubs and the White Sox to put up more safety barriers.

"Every year we hear stories about people who suffer serious injuries from foul balls". His complaint also alleges that more than 1,700 fans are injured by baseballs entering the stands at high rates of speed, including a toddler who was injured in NY.

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Perez noted Loos is seeking more than $50,000 in damages. "It's too late for me but Major League Baseball must fix this after the playoffs - not next year, but now".

With the lawsuit, Loos joins a growing chorus of critics who after recent incidents to call on Major League teams to extend the safety netting farther down the lines to protect fans sitting there like the netting that protects the fans sitting behind home plate. The Chicago Sun-Times report said Loos has undergone three surgeries, has two more coming up and may eventually need a prosthetic to replace his eye. He said he can still see out of his right eye but has had problems adjusting to light and shadows.

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