CHICAGO – A 60-year-old Illinois man who says he’s a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan is now imploring the team and Major League Baseball to immediately install more nets protecting fans in crowds after he was hit in the face by a ball in August, causing him to immediately go blind in one eye.
John “Jay” Loos, 60, filed a personal injury lawsuit on Monday claiming the league was negligible during the August 29 Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates game, when he was hit by an errant ball and left severely injured.
Loos has since undergone several surgeries and risks also losing vision in his good right eye. His son, Adam, said he saw the ball coming and tried to shield his father – but it happened too quickly for anyone to react, he said.
“I had no idea that you were subjected to such missiles…. said Roos, whose eye was heavily bandaged. “You could be there with a mitt and you wouldn’t have been able to react in time.”