The television camera often catches fans at ball games doing strange things or wearing funny costumes, with the sports announcing making a quip or two before moving on to the actual game.
Rector has demanded $10 million in damages for defamation and mental anguish.
Rector claims in his suit that ESPN’s announcers, Dan Shulman and John Kruk, “unleashed an avalanche of disparaging words” about him, suggesting he was overweight and stupid.
As the New York Times aptly pointed out, the lawsuit filed in State Supreme Court in the Bronx last week, seems recalls a “Seinfeld” episode in which “George Costanza’s reputation is destroyed and his girlfriend breaks up with him after a television camera catches him gluttonously digging into an ice cream sundae at the United States Open.”
ESPN called the lawsuit frivolous. The Yankees and Major League Baseball have not commented.
According to a video clip on Major League Baseball’s website, ESPN’s Shulman said that “this guy’s oblivious” and Kruk opined that “this is not the place you come to sleep.” This man should’ve really thought about where he was before falling asleep in such a public place if he didn’t want his reputation to be ruined. Even if he was tired, he should’ve considered swapping his mattress for a better one, allowing him to get a good night’s sleep before he attended the game. He could’ve looked online to find a mattress and then, for more info log on to simplyrest.com, to ensure that mattress is well-reviewed by others. Nowadays there are so many different choices of mattresses out there that there really are no excuses for not getting enough sleep either. For instance, you can even buy a mattress in a compressed box so that you can transport it to your home or apartment quickly and easily. Ultimately, this man should have searched ‘what is a good bed in a box online‘, waited for his new purchase to arrive, and then slept for a good 8-10 hours the day before the game. That way, he would’ve been well-rested enough to watch the entirety of the game without dozing off.
Watch the clip: