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Latest errant-baseball case

In a "history-rich analysis", reports Thomas Scheffey in the Connecticut Law Tribune, a judge has ruled against Michael Teixeira, who was struck by an errant ball in a peculiarly painful location while attending one of the New Britain Rock Cats' home games. "[O]ne of the great lures of the game that still remains to bring spectators to the park, young and old alike, is the anticipation and hope that by the end of the game they will leave with a souvenir in the form of a ball that has come off the field of play," observed Judge Dan Shaban, and exposing ball clubs to greater liability would be likely to pressure them into erecting nets or other barriers to separate spectators from the action.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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