Fan sues Cubs, MLB after ball blinds him in one eye


Story highlights

  • John Loos was hit by a baseball during a Chicago Cubs game on August 29
  • "I am trying to protect others," Loos said during a news conference

(CNN)A man who was blinded in one eye by a foul ball during a game at Wrigley Field is suing Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs.

"I am trying to protect others from going through what I and my family are going through," John Loos said at a news conference in Chicago on Monday.
During a Chicago Cubs-Pittsburgh Pirates game on August 29, Loos was hit by a ball traveling at high speed. The incident left him blind in his left eye he said. The vision loss may be permanent and he might need a prosthetic eye, he added.
    "I haven't done much since August 29 ... I am on short term disability. I'm not sure when I will be able to return to work," said Loos, 60, who works in information technology management and lives in the Chicago area.
    Sports-related eye injuries are most common among kids