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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

About Joe Lucia

Joe is the managing editor of The Outside Corner and a contributing author at Awful Announcing. He lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and is stuck somewhere between tolerating and hating Pittsburgh and Philadelphia sports.

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