How much is your finger worth? To a woman at a Houston Astros game, the number is seven figures.
Jennifer Harughty sat behind third base last July when the Houston Astros mascot, Orbit, shot a t-shirt her way with a t-shirt cannon.
The shirt hit her hand.
According to Reuters, after the game she went to the emergency room and was told she needed surgery. She’s since had a second surgery and reports having little use of the finger.
She is suing for $1 million for pain and suffering, and wants the Astros organization to better train their staff on using the t-shirt cannon.
Harughty told local outlet KTRK:
It was a life-changing event that I think if it happened to anybody else … they would feel the same way.
The Astros aren’t buying it.
The team released a statement:
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 popular T-shirt launchers during games.
It appears that in this situation, the Astros gave Harughty the finger.
Hopefully she also got the t-shirt.