Investigators: Man Blinded After Foul Ball Accident Sues Cubs, MLB


A 60-year-old man is suing the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball after being struck by a foul ball that left him blind in his left eye.

He was rushed to the hospital, but doctors were unable to restore his sight in his left eye.

Mitch Dudek and Nader Issa of the Chicago Sun-Times reported Loos' seat was only a few rows behind the Pirates' dugout in foul territory down the first-base line.

The issue has gotten more attention recently due to a handful of high-profile stadium injuries.

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He said he can still see out of his right eye, but has had problems adjusting to light and shadows.

Aldermen Tuesday urged the Cubs and White Sox to "be at the forefront of efforts to ensure the continued safe enjoyment of this storied pastime" by exceeding Major League Baseball safety and netting standards to protect fans in the stands. Just weeks after he was hit, a child was struck.

On September 20th a 2-year-old girl was injured when she was hit in the face by a ball going 105mph at a New York Yankees game.

A young boy in May was hit by a bat, also in NY, and back at Wrigley, another foul ball victim was struck in 2015.

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"It broke my heart to see that girl in NY".

"I knew foul balls go into the stands", Loos said.

According to the Chicago Sun Times, the lawsuit states that John "Jay" Loos was struck in the face by a line drive while sitting behind the first-base dugout during the August 29 game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field.

"Every year we hear stories about people who suffer serious injuries from foul balls".

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Perez noted the Cubs were one of the teams to announce they would soon add more protective netting after the Frazier incident.