Yankees fan who fell asleep during game suing ESPN for $10 million

So it’s come to this, America – a Yankees fan that fell asleep during a Sunday Night Baseball game with the Red Sox is suing ESPN, Dan Shulman, John Kruk, Major League Baseball, and the New York Yankees for $10 million, alleging that he was defamed by comments from the commentary duo.

I really can’t make this up. MLBAM feels so threatened by the lawsuit that they haven’t even pulled the video off their website. Here, take a look at it for yourself!

In case you were wondering if this lawsuit is anything but a cheap attempt at attention and a cash grab…well, it clearly isn’t.

If you take a look at the complaint itself, it’s an absolute mess. There are numerous typographical and grammatical errors, and hell, “Kruk” is spelled wrong twice. When I first read it, I thought this complaint was drafted by someone who normally runs e-mail chain scams, trying to get you to wire a payment in order to receive a massive inheritance from a wealthy Nigerian prince. Could Google Translate have done a better job here?

Hopefully, this lawsuit isn’t dismissed immediately. I’d *love* to see the lawyers for ESPN, MLB, and the Yankees absolutely tear this fan apart, who deserved to be ridiculed for falling asleep during a nationally televised game.

[The Smoking Gun]

Joe Lucia

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Joe is the managing editor of The Outside Corner and an associate editor at Awful Announcing. He lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and is smack dab in the middle of some of the best (and worst) sports fans in the country.