Astros sued more than $1M over T-shirt cannon injury by sh1 | Posted on 2021年9月27日 null Baseball A woman has filed a lawsuit against the Astros for more than $1 million, claiming the team's T-shirt cannon broke her finger, according to the Houston Chronicle. The incident happened during a July 2018 game when the woman, Jennifer Harughty, was sitting halfway up the first deck behind third base at Minute Maid Park. She alleges Astros mascot Orbit launched a T-shirt so hard that it "shattered" her finger, resulting in two surgeries. MORE: Watch 'ChangeUp,' a new live whiparound show on DAZNHarughty is seeking $1 million to cover medical costs, pain, mental anguish and loss of earnings. She had to attend physical therapy twice a week but she "continued to suffer pain, swelling and loss of range of motion." Court records indicate Harughty's finger remains damaged and is "locked in an extended position with little to no range of motion." In the suit, Harughty accuses the Astros of being negligent with the T-shirt cannon and claims they failed to warn fans that they were going to launch objects into the stands. Additionally, the suit claims those operating the cannon were not properly trained.The team responded to the incident Tuesday, releasing a statement and denying the allegations."The Astros are aware of the lawsuit with allegations regarding Orbit's T-shirt launcher," the statement read. "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."