Earlier today, at a hearing in a Manhattan courtroom, the New York Mets' counsel argued that they should not bear any liability for a tragic incident that occurred while they were still playing in Shea Stadium. According to the plaintiff, they continued to serve beer to a fan that was already clearly intoxicated, and then that fan fell over onto the plaintiff, shattering her spine.

In response to the Mets' claims that this man's fall was "random and unforeseeable," the plaintiff's attorney - and the judge - pointed out that before his plunge, he was slurring his words so badly that he couldn't even pronounce the words "Let's go Mets!" and had threatened several people with bodily harm unless they chanted louder for the Mets.

Although the Mets' counsel dismissed this as "normal" behavior, the Judge was unimpressed, stating "'I'm going to kick ----- ------' is normal behavior?"

The plaintiff's attorney also cited several witness accounts that the fan returned to his seat - twice - with one oversized cup of beer in each hand.

I don't think it takes a great deal of imagination to guess which way the judge is leaning on the Mets' application to dismiss the lawsuit.
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Joe Cooper 08/22/2011 12:20 PM
This is truly abhorrent that no action was taken prior to this "accident". I'm not saying any one person is to blame, but I think action could of been taken before any injuries occurred.
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