A fan caught on camera sleeping during a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game in April has filed a defamation lawsuit against Major League Baseball, the Yankees, ESPN and the game's two announcers (John Kruk and Dan Shulman),according to The Courthouse News Service.
Andrew Robert Rector, in a lawsuit filed in Bronx Supreme Court, lays out why he felt he was defamed after images of him nodding off at Yankee Stadium on April 13 were broadcast.
"In the course of watching the game plaintiff napped and this opened unending verbal crusade against the napping plaintiff," the complaint stated
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher J.J. Putz was winding up to throw a pitch to New York Mets infielder Justin Turner when the Chase Field audio tech guy prematurely started playing a clip of "Kickstart My Heart" by Mötley Crüe. Not only that, he played it loud, scaring the pants off of just about everyone in the stadium.