Houston Astros sued after t-shirt cannon injury

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Orbit Astros lawsuit

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.

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