HOUSTON (KXAN) — The Houston Astros say the team will not change policy for the mascot as they fight a lawsuit from a fan seeking more than a million dollars.
Jennifer Harughty of Montgomery County, Texas filed a suit against the Astros, after she broke her finger at a game last summer.
The suit claims it happened when the mascot, Orbit, fired a t-shirt from a cannon into the crowd. Despite a pair of surgeries, the suit claims she no longer has full range of motion of her index finger.
The Astros released a statement Tuesday:
The Astros are aware of the lawsuit with allegations regarding Orbit’s t-shirt launcher. We do not agree with the allegations. The Astros will continue to use fan popular t-shirt launchers during games. As this is an ongoing legal matter, we will have no further comment on this matter.