Fan Falls Asleep During Yankees Game and Is Now Suing the MLB and ESPN
This is one of those “I can’t believe it” type stories.
On April 13th during a New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox game, Andrew Robert Rector fell asleep during the game. During the time Rector was asleep, announcers Dan Shulman and John Kruk poked fun at him, showed him on the jumbo-tron and showed him sleeping during the ESPN broadcast of the game.
Months later, Rector has filed a $10 million lawsuit against ESPN, MLB and the announcers, Shulman and Kruk, for allegedly directing a mean-spirited “avalanche of disparaging words” after he fell asleep in the stands.
The suit describes Rector as a “confused individual that neither understands nor knows anything about history and the meaning of rivalry between Red Sox and New York Yankee” and a “socially bankrupt individual.”
Also mentioned in the lawsuit, Rector claims that he was subsequently defamed and is now suffering from emotional distress.
Wow…I guess it is true that you can sue for almost anything. This story is crazy! I am going to personally follow this one because I am interested to see if Rector will get any type of pay-out for this incident. Lesson here…don’t fall asleep during a baseball game.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,