Yesterday, a Boston jury sided with the Red Sox team and its owner who were sued by a female fan who was seriously injured when she was struck in the face by a foul ball hit by slugger David Ortiz. The Red Sox fan sued for $9.5 million claiming that she suffered multiple facial fractures and permanent residual neurological deficits. The team's defense was that there were warning signs posted around the park stating that there was a danger of getting hit by foul balls. The injured fan countered that she was seated behind home plate in the EMC club, an area normally protected by glass.
The jury deliberated on the claims and defenses and unanimously found that the Red Sox team was not negligent and that getting hit by a foul ball is a risk that all fans assume when they attend a game.